surfing and crowds this weekend

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Point Leo Foreshore started the topic in Friday, 3 Apr 2020 at 1:49pm

HI everyone.
Just a quick update.
Whilst surfing in many other reserves remains open this weekend, local land managers have concerns that people are not adhering to social distancing recommendations. As a local land manager I am trying to do everything I can protect the general public from COVID 19 WHILST still enabling people the opportunity to surf IF THEY FOLLOW THE RULES.
Due to the evolving COVID 19 issue most reserves have begun a series of staged closures throughout public spaces. At this stage most toilets, playgrounds and BBQs are closed. Camping / sleeping in cars is prohibited .
If you must go surfing (and please consider the implications carefully if you are thinking of surfing over the weekend), please surf, then immediately go home, do not linger in car parks or on the beach for a chat with friends, this is not appropriate during these times.
Please dont screw this up for the wider surfing community
Failure by the general public to do so will result in further restrictions being placed throughout the reserve.
Ultimately this may result in many reserves being closed completely and surfing being banned for a period of time by government.
The police are regularly patrolling the park, fines of up to $1600 may apply if people are found to be in breach of current restrictions.

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thermalben commented Friday, 3 Apr 2020 at 3:21pm