Camden businesses take extra care to prevent spread of Cpvid-19

Squeeze and Grind Manager Ashley Morris standing next to one of the many social distancing stickers around Camden now. Picture: Simon Bennett
Squeeze and Grind Manager Ashley Morris standing next to one of the many social distancing stickers around Camden now. Picture: Simon Bennett

Not only have Camden businesses been doing their best to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic, they have also been doing their best to keep patrons safe.

Camden Council is doing all that it can to support the region's small businesses through its Covid-19 relief package.

The council is also offering free floor stickers to all businesses in the Camden area to help them keep the community safe.

Squeeze and Grind manager Ashley Morris said her popular Camden cafe obtained the stickers when they were first offered - and they have been a great success.

"The floor stickers allow us to point people in the right direction as well as give people a gentle reminder about social distancing," Ms Morris said.

"Any help to a small business during this time is greatly appreciated as we try to continue through a difficult period.

"I've already had people ask me where we got our stickers from and I have pointed them towards the council, so it is a massive help to local businesses."

Camden mayor Theresa Fedeli said it was important for the council to support the local economy as best possible.

"As well as the free floor stickers, the council's $16.8 million Covid-19 Support package, which was announced in April this year, involved help for the entire community," Cr Fedeli said.

"We are here for all our residents and local businesses and are glad to hear the floor stickers have been well received."

Camden's restaurants, pubs and clubs have also never been issued Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) for non-compliance with Covid-19 Public Health Orders by NSW Police.

Camden business owner Steve Wisbey told the Advertiser last month that all restaurants in Camden were abiding by Covid safe plans and ensuring every guest was enjoying good service.

He encouraged locals to support behind local businesses.

"There are so many lovely little families who rely on these businesses to survive," he said.

"It might be a little more expensive to get takeaway from a pub or restaurant but you'll be supporting a small business.

"It could make the difference as to whether the business is still around in six months time."

Local businesses can obtain their floor stickers by registering their interest at camden.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-support/local/ and picking them up from Camden Civic Centre.

For more information on the council's response to COVID-19, go to: camden.nsw.gov.au/alerts.

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