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Council taking steps to minimise impact of COVID-19

SOMERSET Regional Council has today postponed a series of events to help minimise the impact of coronavirus across the community.

Published: 16th March 2020

SOMERSET Regional Council has today postponed a series of events to help minimise the impact of coronavirus across the community.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said all events planned for Youth Week and the Easter school holidays had been affected.

“Council is carefully following advice from state and federal agencies and continues to put the health and well-being of our community first,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Along with Youth Week and school holiday activities, Strictly Seniors dance classes and the Retiring Rurally information session, both to be held at Somerset Civic Centre, have been postponed.

“Staff are communicating closely with stakeholders involved in major events like the Somerset Art Beat Festival on 30 May and The Brisbane Airshow on 4 and 5 July and at this stage the events will progress as planned.

“The Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride remains scheduled for 12 July.”

Councillor Lehmann urged Somerset residents to take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Good personal hygiene and keeping close contact to a minimum are the best forms of defence,” Cr Lehmann said.

“I ask the community to remain calm during this challenging time and to look out for their families, friends and fellow Somerset residents.”

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