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July 6, 2020
Coronavirus Update: NSW Closes Victorian Borders

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June 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Restrictions Ease July 1

THE New South Wales Government announced that COVID-19 restrictions will further ease on July 1, with strict social distancing rules remaining in place. There will be no upper limit to people allowed inside indoor venues, including function centres, as long as businesses continue to obey the 4metre square social distancing rule. Social distancing restrictions including […]

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June 15, 2020
COVID-19 Testing: How Scone Compares

SCONE is actively testing for COVID-19 but how does the horse capital compare to the rest of the Upper Hunter?   According to the NSW COVID-19 Heat Map, Sconeites are getting tested more frequently than and Singleton and Muswellbrook residents but less than their Aberdeen and Murrurundi neighbours. Health care workers continue to encourage residents […]

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June 12, 2020
Back in the Club: Sports and Fitness Reopen Tomorrow

LOCAL gyms and sports clubs are set to reopen tomorrow, allowing 10 people per class and 100 people at an outdoor venue. The NSW Government made the announcement to reopen fitness clubs earlier in June, with Health Minister Brad Hazzard stating that COVID-19 safety plans for each activity or sport are critical in enabling the […]

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June 11, 2020
Coronavirus: Continual Testing Needed Locally

ALTHOUGH COVID restrictions have eased, ongoing testing for coronavirus is essential. Local health workers are urging people to continue to be active in identifying even the mildest symptoms and maintaining personal hygiene. Dr Richard Abbott said Scone has been “quite good” in being tested and self-isolating if they notice symptoms, but it is critical this […]

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June 9, 2020
COVID-19 Safe Business Badges

BUSINESSES can now display their COVID Safe credentials through the new COVID Safe Check Tool. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello announced the launch of the online tool this morning which provides businesses with downloadable badges to display in their premises. Upon registering, businesses will be instructed on what they need […]

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June 9, 2020
Business Blooming Again After Long Weekend

THE long weekend provided Scone with a much-needed business boost after months of hardship due to the COVID19 restrictions. Businesses that were open across the long weekend received support from both local and out of town customers who flocked to the horse capital for a weekend getaway.  Jen Tomasetti, manager of the B&B Russley Rural […]

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June 5, 2020
Stay COVID-19 Safe This Long Weekend

WITH the long weekend set to see local tourism gaining momentum, Hunter New England Health caution residents to ensure COVID-19 does not gain a local foothold. Dr David Durrheim, public health physician with Hunter New England Health said while it’s exciting to travel this weekend, the virus is still lurking and the relaxation of restrictions […]

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June 2, 2020
Gyms Can Reopen June 13

HEALTH Minister Brad Hazzard has today announced gyms will be able to reopen on June 13 with classes capped to 10 people and a maximum of 100 people per venue, however the one person per four square metres rule still applies. Included in the relaxation of restrictions are dance studio, yoga studios, indoor pools, tattoo […]

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June 1, 2020
COVID-19 Update – June 1

TODAY restrictions have eased further in New South Wales allowing 50 people to go to a pub, club or restaurant, beauticians to begin providing services, libraries to open, travel no longer restricted and getting bowlers back on the greens. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said New South Wales had managed the pandemic particularly well to date. […]

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