01 Oct 2020 - Rod Campbell
Forestry Corporation of NSW is reminding visitors planning a long weekend trip to a State forest to plan ahead and take COVID-19 precautions.
Forestry Corporation’s Tourism & Partnerships Manager, Louise Faulkner said that visitors are welcome to camp on State forests and visit picnic areas, but should plan ahead for a safe trip.
“We are pleased to have many of our camping and picnic areas reopened to visitors after the impact of the 2019-20 bushfires, but please remember that social distancing applies, numbers for large groups are limited to 20 and hand hygiene is essential,” said Ms Faulkner.
“This means you’ll need to pack your hand sanitiser, soap and water, and need to be across the current Public Health Orders.”
Current Public Health Orders can be found at www.health.nsw.gov.au
Visitors should also check the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for any forest closures and register their visit through the online form there.
“As part of the NSW Government’s efforts to track COVID-19 cases, we are encouraging visitors to lodge their contact details when camping in NSW State forests, via our website,” Ms Faulkner said.
“This information will be used to help track any COVID-19 cases connected to our campgrounds and for no other purpose.
“We also encourage visitors to download the COVIDSAFE app from the Australian Government website.”
To find out more about camping on State forests and self-notify your camping trip, please visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au
Media contact: Rod Campbell 0428 058 549