What a fantastic Top to bottom weekend! We couldn't have asked for better weather and great vibes and good times were had by all. It was good to see the race on again after a long three year wait!!
This weekend we have the Banked Slalom to look forward too so head up the hill and check it out this Friday the 13th from 9am-4pm on Playground at the Merritts cruiser area.
If anyone would like to include any updates, information or advertising in the newsletter please send an email or get in touch with the Chamber of Commerce today!
Please see below information regarding the ACT lockdown. Please do the right thing for our ski season and stay at home if you have been in the ACT from the 5th of August.
Just a reminder to all to please pass on the correct information to your guests and make it known to them that masks and checking in with the QR code is a requirement in all venues in Thredbo. Face masks are compulsory in all indoor venues, including the Gondola and public transport. Face coverings are highly recommended in outdoor areas. A face covering is not a mask. It is a strange and difficult time for everybody so let's all remember to be respectful and considerate to others.
Did you know that soft plastic such as GLAD wrap, bubble wrap, snack wrappers and cereal box liners cannot be placed in Thredbo's regular yellow recycling bags. Soft plastics need to be disposed of separately.
Plastic cannot biodegrade – it breaks down into smaller pieces and accumulates in the environment. Wildlife including fish and birds are threatened by ingesting and becoming entangled in plastics that drift into their habitat. Plastic particles also accumulate in landfill where toxic chemicals may seep into groundwater and downstream water sources. It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans each year!
As consumers, we need to acknowledge the problem and rethink our consumption of plastics. There are many plastic waste hierarchy’s on the web, but they all have the 4 R's in common.
Refuse single use plastics wherever possible – when grocery shopping purchase loose items not packaged in plastic, bring your own reusable bags and containers for takeaway food.
Reduce your plastic footprint – choose products that contain less plastic packaging and fewer plastic parts – what happens to those products at their end-of-life?
Reuse existing products where possible – glass and stainless steel are long-lasting, durable, healthier alternatives to plastic. If you do end up with plastic containers, you may be able to re-purpose them (storing seeds for the garden, nuts and bolts in the shed)
Recycling programs are struggling to keep up with the massive amounts of plastics they receive. Recycling is a band-aid solution rather than a prevention – and should be considered only if you cannot refuse or reuse. There are REDcycle programs across Australia for soft plastics, and most hard plastics can be recycled.
The good news is that you can collect your soft plastics and drop them off to the collection point at Woolworths in Jindabyne or Cooma.
Help keep our beautiful mountain environment plastic free!
With information changing rapidly we’ve put together a page to help you navigate the support available. Below you’ll find links to government websites so you can quickly and efficiently source the information relevant to you and your business.
Dear Snow Resorts, Lodges and Businesses (cc GPs, Pharmacies and Agencies)
The ACT have brought in Lockdown Orders from 5pm today for residents of the ACT.
In parallel, the NSW Chief Health Officer has made a notice under the Public Health (COVID-19 Interstate Travellers) Order (No 3) 2021 which came into effect at 5pm today. In summary:
The ACT is a declared area (meaning that anyone entering NSW who has been in the ACT after 5pm today must complete a declaration). QLD and Victoria remain declared areas
An exemption has been put in place to only require declarations every 3 days for regular travellers across the border
The ACT is an area of concern from 12.01 am on 5 August. This means thatanyone who has been in the ACT on or after 5 August must follow the stay at home rules and only leave home with a reasonable excuse for 14 days since they were last in the area
Victoria remains an area of concern
Cairns and Yarrabah Local Government Areas have been removed as areas of concern (so no stay at home requirements)
There remain a number of places of high concern (which are likely to change over coming days)
People who have been to a close contact place at the time specified in the notice must not enter NSW unless they are a NSW resident (or transiting to the ACT). If they are in NSW, they must self isolate until it has been 14 days since there were last at the close contact place
People who have been to a casual contact place at the time specified in the notice must not enter NSW unless they are a NSW resident (or transiting to the ACT) or they have had a negative COVID-19 test after being at the venue. If they are in NSW, they must self isolate until it has been 14 days since there were last at the close contact place or until they receive a negative COVID-19 test
Due to the extremely high rate of transmission of the Delta strain within households, NSW Health strongly recommends that household members of any person affected by stay-at-home orders should also follow the stay-at-home Orders. Given this anyone in shared accommodation affected by the stay-at-home (or lockdown) rules should return home or move to other accommodation where they can effectively stay-at-home.
People leaving to return home under the lockdown Orders should follow these guidelines when travelling.
The Minister has signed the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Amendment (No 22) Order 2021, to extend the stay at home requirements and other restrictions in place in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter region, Armidale Regional local government area, to Tamworth Regional Local Government Area and the Northern Rivers Area from 6pm Monday 9thAugust.
The Northern Rivers Area compromises Ballina, Byron, Lismore and Richmond Valley Shire LGAs.
People who have been in Northern Rivers Area since 31 July can only be away from their residence with a reasonable excuse. Anyone from this area who has arrived in the snowfields region on or after the 31st July will need to follow the stay-at-home rules.
People who have been in Tamworth Regional Local Government Area since 5 August can only be away from their residence with a reasonable excuse. Anyone from this area who has arrived in the snowfields region on or after the 5th August will need to follow the stay-at-home rules.
These restrictions end at the beginning of 17 August.
A consolidated order will be available on the legislation website in due course. The Service NSW website has been updated.
Public Health Liaison Officer
Southern NSW LHD and Public Health Response Branch
Street Address: HealthOne Facility, 5 Thredbo Terrace, Jindabyne NSW 2627