Time to remember social distancing

Daryna ZadvirnaAlbany Advertiser
RSL Sub Branch Albany parade director Mick Tugwell and president Laurie Fraser with Albany Police Senior Sergeant Grant Pollard at the York Street Memorial.
Camera IconRSL Sub Branch Albany parade director Mick Tugwell and president Laurie Fraser with Albany Police Senior Sergeant Grant Pollard at the York Street Memorial. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Great Southern police have urged the public to pay their respects from home this Anzac Day.

Supt Ian Clarke said police would patrol key memorial sites on Saturday to ensure people were complying with social distancing rules and keeping the risk of spreading COVID-19 to a minimum.

“We know this is going to have a profound impact on our veterans and the families of veterans who hold this day very dearly in their hearts,” Supt Clarke said.

“But we are still very much in the midst of this pandemic, and social isolation is still very important.

“All of our veterans, from whatever conflict they’ve been involved in, had been out there protecting us.

“Now it’s time for us to protect them from the unseen enemy which has caused so much devastation — particularly among our older members of the population.”

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