26 September 2023

Parks Service promotes social distance

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The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is urging people to do the right thing by following the COVID-19 rules when visiting local national parks.

NPWS said people should apply common sense when visiting national parks.

“Complying with COVID-19 health requirements will help ensure national park areas remain available for local exercise across the Central Coast areas,” NPWS said.

“Although some national parks areas closed due to the recent bushfires and floods, many national parks remain open for the local community to exercise providing people can comply with social distancing and public gathering rules,” it said.

“Please act responsibly and if a national park area already has many people exercising, come back later or try another nearby location.”

NPWS said protecting the health and safety of visitors and staff was it’s the highest priority.

It said that in line with State-wide closures of all NPWS campgrounds and some high-use visitor areas, vehicle access was not permitted at Putty Beach within Bouddi National Park; Munmorah State Conservation Area; Crackneck Lookout visitor facilities; and Girrakool day use area in Brisbane Water National Park.

NPWS said that in order to prevent further closures it was essential people complied with health measures and practice social distancing.

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