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Date(s) - 11/07/2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Bellingen Cemetery

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9:00am every second Sunday of the month
Meet at the Bellingen Cemetary at the very northern end of Lyon Street

Join the friends of Wonga forest in helping to restore a vital link in Koala habitat connecting Koalas in Bongil Bongil National Park, behind the Bellingen township, to Bindarri and Dorrigo National Parks! Koalas have made the forests behind Bellingen cemetery their home for decades, possibly millenia, and we’re excited to be part of a project helping to restore a key corridor for local Koalas, removing weeds, planting primary food trees, restoring a patch of rare rainforest and learning as we go! We’d love you to come along, see what’s happening and learn about our iconic species and what we can do to help protect them. Join us on our journey to restore this beautiful forest!

They’ll be following the Local Landcare Group Hygiene Requirements listed below. Please read these and don’t come along if you’re vulnerable or have been overseas recently, been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms.

Local Landcare Group Hygiene Requirements

To manage the risk of COVID-19, it is requested that you implement the following controls.

1. Volunteers in the vulnerable category cannot work on site, which includes: anyone over the age of 70, people aged 65 and over with chronic medical conditions, people with compromised immune systems and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions.

2. Local Landcare groups are to undertake a 3 question COVID health check with their group members at the start of each gathering. If any volunteer answers “yes” to any of the below questions, the group must ask the volunteer to leave and stay home until they are tested for COVID-19.
Q. Have you been overseas in the last 2 weeks?
Q. Have you been in contact with anyone with COVID-19?
Q. Are you experiencing a cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath? 

3. Limit the number of volunteers present at your Landcare site at one time to a maximum of 20 people.

4. Ensure a physical distance of 1.5m is maintained between volunteers at all times.

5. Practice good hygiene. Volunteers are to carry their own personal alcohol based hand sanitiser to wash their hands at the start and end of the working bee

6. Personal gloves are to be worn whilst working.

7. Tools are to be allocated to individuals or wiped between uses with an alcohol-based sanitiser or disinfectant.