COVID-19 restrictions to impact Bass Coast over New Year

first_imgCOVID-19 restrictions to impact Bass Coast over New Year Bass Coast Shire Council’s end of year fireworks displays will not go ahead in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Displays would usually occur at the Cowes Christmas Carols event and on New Year’s Eve in Coronet Bay, Inverloch and Cowes.Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie said the decision was in step with COVID-safe requirements set by the State Government and necessary for the community’s ongoing safety.“I know a lot of people, young and old, will be disappointed, but unfortunately there’s no way to keep attendance within the restricted gathering limits, which are currently in place for everyone’s safety,” Ms Wastie said.“Each year our fireworks displays attract thousands of people and under the current circumstances, and in close consultation with emergency services, these crowd numbers are just not acceptable or safe.Ms Wastie explained that there is still lots happening to help get communities into the festive spirit.“We’ve got new Christmas decorations going up in Wonthaggi, Cowes and Inverloch this year and we’re also holding a Christmas decoration competition for both the community and businesses. I look forward to seeing everyone getting into the spirit and celebrating what has definitely been a challenging year,” Ms Wastie said.To get involved with the competition visit community Christmas Carols celebrations have also been cancelled this year, however you can get still into the spirit of Christmas by attending the virtual Bass Coast Community Christmas Carols event, run by the churches of Wonthaggi and Inverloch at 7.00pm on Saturday, 19 December. For more details, search for ‘Bass Coast Community Christmas Carols’ on Facebook. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bass, Bass Coast, Bass Coast Council, community, coronavirus, Coronet Bay, council, covid-19, Cowes, Emergency, Facebook, Government, Impact, Inverloch, local council, Safety, visit, Wonthaggilast_img

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