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June 5, 2020
‘Back to Business’ for Scone this Long Weekend

LOCAL businesses are gearing up ahead of the long weekend now that COVID19 restrictions have eased.

Business owners are already seeing an increase in local activity and are hoping the Scone community continues to come out of confinement. Read more…

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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 3, 2020
Ark Reopens to Human Species

AUSSIE Ark are excited to announce they are reopening to the public, resuming their Devils in the Wild tours and their Devils Retreat on June 6, following the easing of covid-19 restrictions. Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark said they feel it is now safe enough to resume their tours, with the outdoor nature […]

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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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May 28, 2020
Premier: Keeping The Virus Under Control

PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian said there were 9,900 people tested in the last 24 hours, which she described as an “amazing result” and helps her feel “confident we can keep the virus under control.” There was only one new case confirmed in the last 24 hours, a Queenslander who was already in travel quarantine, which the […]

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May 28, 2020
Pandemic Perspective: Some Snippets From The Past

THE last pandemic which occurred in Australia was the Spanish Flu in 1919 and Scone was not immune. Reading through old local newspapers we found lots of parallels to the current pandemic, including the scourge of steamliners, the cancellation of most social activities and the impact on workplaces. Thankfully, 100 years later we better understand […]

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May 27, 2020
How Bloomfield Rides Out A Pandemic

GENERATIONS of the Haydon family have been on their property Bloomfield in Blandford since 1832. For their family and many others in the Upper Hunter district, covid-19 is not the first pandemic they have weathered. Peter Haydon shared a photo of their family, taken at Bloomfield Homestead in 1919, all wearing masks to protect themselves […]

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May 25, 2020
Premier: Think Twice Before Queuing

PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian said that while restrictions may allow for more people in venues, it was important for people to adhere to social distancing principles and consider if standing in a long queue to enter a venue is safe according to the number of people. “Think twice before going out,” said the Premier. “There may […]

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May 24, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: Beauticians To Reopen

THE government has announced beauticians will be allowed to reopen from June 1. To reopen they will need to: adhere to one person per four square metres; have a Covid Safe plan, and an increased cleaning regime. Related story: Home Based Back In Business – Sort Of

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