|Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Situation
Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Situation
(See translation in Arabic section)
NSW Labor offers its strong support to the Government for a comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services and activities.
Essential services like petrol stations, pharmacies and supermarkets should remain open.
NSW must fully support workers and businesses whose livelihoods will be disrupted.
It is time to give parents clarity. Labor believes NSW schools and TAFE should be closed after tomorrow.
We must ensure there is access to comprehensive online learning and a schooling service for the children of key workers such as medical professionals, and other students who need the caring environment of a school.
It is also time to ban all non-essential gatherings. The message of social distancing is yet to get fully through to the community.