The message is loud and clear - please stay away from the Shoalhaven and stay at home.
Mayor of Shoalhaven City, Councillor Amanda Findley, recently joined the chorus line of voices urging people to not come to the Shoalhaven for a holiday until the current health crisis is over.
Cr Findley wants people to do the right thing, as the Shoalhaven tries to survive the COVID-19 outbreak, and stay at home.
"If you think it's okay to come to visit your holiday home, stay in an airbnb or any other accommodation because it helps you cope with the stress of COVID-19 then think again please," Cr Findley said in an online appeal.
"All you are doing is transferring your stress to our people working on the front line - people who just would like a shutdown so they are eligible for financial assistance, people who have taken a massive hit over summer and really can't cope with your blasé attitude, people who just want to look after locals who they know are doing the right thing."
She wants people who don't live in the area to remember that the people and the land are still trying to recover from the bushfires.
"The summer of 2019/2020 was terrible for our place - please be kind and give us a break from your selfishness - it's one year - one set of holidays from a lifetime but our actions could cut short somebody else's lifetime," Cr Finley said.
"So think before you act."
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