COVID-19 update

A longstanding ban on dancing at South Australia’s pubs and clubs will be lifted from Friday 26 February 2021 but with some restrictions, while the state will also remove its remaining border restrictions with Victoria.

From one minute past midnight on Friday, small licensed venues with 200 or fewer people can allow dancing, as long as patrons check-in using QR codes and maintain a distance of one person per two-square-metres. Dancing will also be allowed at larger venues of between 200 to 1000 people, so long as only 50 people dance at one time in a designated area such as on a dance floor.

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Coffee with Corey: Café Finniss

I was delighted to host my second ‘Coffee with Corey’ catch-up on the 19th of February. This month we hosted the event at the fantastic local café, Café Finniss. Lucy, the owner of Café Finniss a lovely hostess and the staff provided great service as always.

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Reactivating the Repat Health Precinct

On the 11th February 2021, I was able to visit the Repat Hospital, which is currently in Phase Two of the refurbishment and redevelopment plan. The aim of this project is to provide and boost health services for those in the South.

I had the opportunity to tour the new facilities with local Member for Elder, Carolyn Power MP. It was fantastic to see the new developments and how this project has progressed. It is particularly important for those suffering with dementia, as the development includes a state-of-the-art 12 bed specialist facility for patients with this condition requiring short term medical treatment before returning to their homes.

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Visiting local schools with Minister Gardner

It was a pleasure to visit a number of locals schools in our community with Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education. These included Hamilton Secondary College, Oaklands Estate Kindergarten and Seaview High School.

This was also a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand the significant capital works progress underway at Hamilton Secondary College and Seaview High School, which forms part of the State Government's major school upgrades program.

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Speech: Vale, Eric Freeman

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD: It was with great sadness that we learned that talented South
Australian sportsman Eric Freeman recently passed away on Monday 14 December after a heart
attack. Eric will forever be remembered as one of the greatest athletes South Australia has ever
produced.

Affectionately known as Fritzy, Eric Freeman was born in Semaphore, Adelaide, and
excelled at both cricket and football. As a cricketer, Freeman was presented with baggy green cap
No. 244 when he toured with Australian teams to New Zealand in 1966-67, England in 1968 and
India and South Africa in 1969-70.

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COVID-19 announcement

On Monday, the TGA granted provisional approval for the Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia.

As we hear the fantastic news that we're one step closer to immunisation, let's keep up our everyday steps to stop the spread.

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Coffee with Corey: Banks & Brown

At Banks & Brown, a local Warradale café, I sat down in an outdoor garden to host my first Coffee with Corey event of 2021.

A group of local residents joined me, including Carol Douglas, who's the Chair of Warradale Primary School's Governing Council and told me about the school council's fantastic work. 

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50 Years Together!

Congratulations to John and Jacqueline Clarken who today celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!

It was a pleasure to visit this lovely couple on their special day, dropping in as one of many surprises organised by John. 

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COVID-19 update

As of 12:01AM 1 January 2021, individuals who have been in NSW in the preceding 14 days are no longer permitted entry into South Australia. This does not include residents of SA, or those in transit through NSW. SA residents returning must quarantine for 14 days.

While the boarder remains open, SA residents are being encouraged to reconsider travel to Victoria. Those who have visited Victoria must remain on high alert for symptoms of COVID-19 if they have recently travelled to Victoria, and get tested if any symptoms develop and remain in isolation until results are confirmed.

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Spreading Christmas cheers at Marion Salvo's

There are many families in our community who will struggle to enjoy Christmas due to challenging situations. As I’m sure we can all agree, all children deserve to experience the excitement of Christmas and receiving gifts from Father Christmas.

Thank you all for your generous donations for the Marion Salvation Army Christmas Gift Drive!

Together we collected a number of wonderful gifts, which I know will go home to many thankful families.

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