Thank you Tweed!
Tweed Shire Council thanks the Tweed community for their vigilance, cooperation and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 'Thank you Tweed' campaign - featuring heart-shaped thank you messages - is underway, including advertisements in local newspapers and material on Council's website and posts and videos on social media.
Mayor of Tweed Cr Chris Cherry said there were four key messages to the community:
• Thank you for staying home to keep us safe
• Thank you for delivering essential work and services
• Thank you for supporting local business
• Thank you for supporting our community.
"We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Tweed community - you've been terrific in following restrictions, supporting each other and getting on with it," Cr Cherry said.
"We are so fortunate here in the Tweed and on the North Coast that COVID-19 numbers were very low - it could have been a very different story as we've seen in Victoria.
"While the pandemic and restrictions certainly aren't over yet, there have been some positive signs in recent weeks.
"The extension by the Queensland Government of the border zone further south into NSW which came into effect yesterday, combined with seven days of no community transmission in NSW and continuing improvement in numbers of cases in Victoria are all good indicators that we're heading in the right direction.
"Of course, as much as we'd like to 'get back to normal', this new normal is where we may be for some time to come.
"We need to continue with our COVID-Safe practices, especially physical distancing and good hygiene," Cr Cherry said.
Take a look at Council's Thank you Tweed video featuring many familiar community and business faces, as well as Councillors and Council staff.
For information on Council's pandemic response and links to the latest government health and restriction information, visit https://emergency.tweed.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus