BY MATT KEAN
I would like to start by thanking the community for staying home and getting a vaccination. I was extremely proud to see our vaccination rates in Hornsby are not just some of the highest in the state but the country. Thank you. Higher vaccination is the only way we will be able to win the battle against COVID-19.
I know this lockdown has been extremely hard for everyone in our community. My office is closed to the public but we are here to take your calls on 9476 3411 or emails to [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
RULES AND RESTRICTION
The rules and restrictions do change rapidly so please visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 to understand all the current rules and restrictions in place in Sydney.
HELP FOR BUSINESS
There is help for businesses that have been impacted by the Sydney lockdown. To apply for the business grants and Job Saver program visit Service NSW www.service.nsw.gov.au
To book your vaccination or to find out more information on vaccines visit www.nsw.gov.au/ covid-19
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
This is a very challenging time and I would encourage everyone to reach out to those family and friends living alone. If you need further support you can call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511 or any of the numbers listed below:
• Lifeline is open 24/7 on 13 11 14
• For support via text midday to midnight, SMS Lifeline Text Crisis Service on 0477 13 11 14
• For young people and children, the Kids Helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 55 1800 or chat online at kidshelpline.com.au