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01 July 2020
Hindmarsh Shire Council has secured thermometers from the State Government to test visitors’ temperature in efforts to ensure the municipality’s businesses, staff and community stay COVID-19 free.
Visitors to caravan parks, tourist attractions and council buildings will need to test their body temperature before entering sites.
Hindmarsh Shire has yet to have a confirmed case of COVID-19 since the pandemic started earlier this year.
One of the virus symptoms is a fever and testing people’s temperature has become a recognised first-line-of-defence way of identifying people who might have the disease.
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Hindmarsh mayor Rob Gersch said keeping shire communities safe was important.
“We are asking anyone who is not well to stay home these school holidays,” he said.
The council is providing the thermometers to caravan parks, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum, Yurunga Homestead, libraries, council customer service centres and Nhill cinema.
“When indoor events resume, anyone attending will be required to have their temperature tested and will not be able to attend with a high temperature,” Cr Gersch said.
People seeking information can call Monica Revell on 5391 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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