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Dear South Wairarapa

We all saw this coming, but it ended up descending on us quicker than expected.

Given the speed and severity of Covid-19, I fully support the Government’s measures for isolation, in attempt to halt the spread within our community. I had lobbied for us to have reacted even sooner.

The effectiveness of the measures is now down to you, the public.

I’m sure you by now have read and understand the measures and your responsibility to the community. Keep washing your hands, stay at home. Visit www.covid19.govt.nz often to get the latest. We also have a Wairarapa specific Facebook page – Covid-19 Wairarapa updates – for local information which is updated daily, and you may see on there occasionally. 

My heart goes out to our neighbours who are in essential services, and risk their health daily in keeping things running – police, medical staff, essential service staff – we owe you a debt of gratitude.

Council has passed emergency resolutions enacting an Emergency Committee to be able to react quickly to issues that may arise over the coming weeks. I will Chair this, and all Councillors are members.

Please keep well.We can get through this if we all act in the best interests of our community

Cheers Mayor Alex

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