As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops, the best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by:

  • making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
  • observe social distancing of 1.5 metres and avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • make sure you stay home if you are sick   

Due to the daily developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, many organizations have reduced service. I have not but am of course being cautious.

I have consulted with the office of the NSW Attorney General and have instituted a community safety plan.

Although many JPs are no longer available, I am still happy to continue providing services locally as a Justice of the Peace however cannot accept people at my home at present and so while we have a threat of a pandemic in our midst, this is  the current protocol:

  1. You MUST phone to make an appointment.
  2. When you phone, you may be asked certain questions to ensure public safety.
  3. Subject to availability, I will meet you at the St Clair Library.
  4. I will NOT meet with you if you are sick, have a temperature or cough, or a runny nose.
  5. YOU MUST stand at a safe distance at all times.
  6. YOU MUST have washed or sanitised your hands which must be dry and clean when we meet.
  7. The document/s MUST be dry and clean.
  8. YOU MUST bring your own black pen which only you will use (I have my own)
  9. Any copies for certification must be complete and ready and presented with the original. If it is a two-sided document you must have both sides copied.
  10. Any declarations MUST be completed and ready before you call.
  11. Any ID documents must be clean and readable to be without my touching it.
  12. If you are unable to comply, or I suspect for any reason, that you have not complied, with eh safety protocols, the meeting will be cancelled without notice whether or not documents have been signed.
  13. If I am unable to sanitise my hands before and after our meeting, the meeting will be cancelled without notice.