Mayor Waller urges people of Liverpool to roll up their sleeves
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller is urging Liverpool residents aged 18 and over to get vaccinated after receiving their first AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a local pharmacy.
“Getting many Australians vaccinated as soon as possible is essential to protect the community from the COVID-19 threat – and our freedom.
“Our walk-in vaccination centers are now operational in four community facilities and have had a very successful opening week. On the first day alone, more than 120 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were administered at the Chipping Norton Community Center. It was a good start, although we need more premises to seize the opportunity.
“It is important that everyone does their part – this is not a halfway solution. If you are still not sure about the vaccination, see your GP, ”Mayor Waller said.
With Greater Sydney in its sixth week of lockdown, Mayor Waller is urging residents struggling to find their way to seek support services operating across the Liverpool local government area.
“It would be impossible to find someone in our community that this pandemic has not affected in one way or another,” said Mayor Waller. “Many residents and businesses that may not have had to depend on government financial support in the past are now using it as a lifeline.”
She said many national and local charities, community organizations and services are helping those in need of food security and mental health support.
“Trained support service professionals such as Beyond Blue, Lifeline and the Kids Helpline are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week and on call,” said Mayor Waller.
Local charities, notably the Salvation Army and Anglicare, are temporarily closed but continue to provide telephone support with food stamps and baskets.
Council is also proud to do its part to help ease the financial burden on our residents during this time.
“So far, we have waived child care gap payments for parents who have chosen to keep their children at home while ordered to stay at home.
“At the July meeting, Council decided to extend a set of hardship provisions to qualifying residential, commercial and agricultural properties in the local government area of Liverpool,” Mayor Waller said.