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COVID restrictions need

to be reviewed for Coast workers

Car-pooling has been banned under the current COVID restrictions.

19 July 2021

 

MEMBER for The Entrance, David Mehan, has called on the state government to review the impact of COVID-19 health restriction on workers who cannot work from home.

 

Hundreds of Central Coast blue collar workers and those who cannot work from home are bearing the brunt of the health restrictions and the risk of contracting the virus.

 

The latest restriction, which will impact these workers, is the ban on car-pooling to get to work.

 

Many Coast workers car-pool to get to work to save on the high cost of travelling to Sydney or Newcastle to locations, which are typically poorly services by public transport.

 

“These workers can’t choose whether they attend a workplace or not and now the state government is dictating how they will travel to work, without compensation.  I’ll be asking the Health Minister to review the impact the current restrictions have on those who cannot work from home,” David Mehan said.

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