As you read this, I hope the process of opening Victoria is well underway, where there is an opportunity for us to travel out into the community and share in the Think Local Support Local initiative.
Many of our local businesses, schools, sports clubs, and grounds have been closed for over 250 days, and we were unable to visit family and friends during this time. For many it has been a challenging time and I have taken heart in hearing how we as a community have rallied together and supported one another. We have called up our mates to check in on them, we have extended a hand to those in need, we have grown in strength as a community over this time and I urge you to continue this good will by leading with the initiative to Think Local, Support Local.
When we do venture out again to our local stores, please be mindful that we all must comply with COVID safe practices; we must check in with the QR code or other means, wear a mask if required to do so, practise good hand hygiene and as always be respectful to one another. Most of us have a sense of familiarity within our community and know each other, we are friends, family or we are loyal customers and supportive of one another. There are many businesses who do not want to be in this position but must follow the COVID safe practices to open for business, please keep this in mind when visiting your local stores.
My wish as I write this is that we don’t reflect on Covid past but on our hopes for the future. I hope that we all have the opportunity to enjoy our Christmas celebrations with family and friends in our homes, together. I wish you a safe Summer season and hope that you have your fire safe plans ready and that we can all share in a very Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year and stay safe during the summer season.
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Brad Batttin MP
Liberal State Member for Gembrook