The Hon Gladys Berejiklin, MP
Premier - NSW
10 July 2021
Dear Ms Berejiklin,
OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE LOCKDOWN PAIN
I write in reference to your
media briefing this morning, on the importance of us appreciating and following
the lockdown rules. On Wednesday, during
my walk along Coogee Beach, I sat down momentarily on a bench and was informed
by two Police Officers to get moving. I was wearing mask and had no knowledge
that there was a rule to say I could not sit down. But appreciating that rules
changed frequently I said ‘sorry’ and walked home. The following day I noticed many
sitting on the benches but I refrained from doing so. To me – a sacrifice of comfort
towards common purpose has positive value. It helps me lead my juniors in
family and community , here and in Sri Lanka, to do the right thing for common good.
We – my husband and I
have not left home since then and are managing with what we have. We are over
70 and have not seen our grandchildren in two months. We have not pushed for early
vaccination but are awaiting our turn. With all those adjustments – I was upset
to note that during today’s media briefing, your group did not follow their
parallels of these stricter lockdown rules. What was the need for that group to
be physically present with members of your government who are expected to lead
by example? Could you not have done it
online? Some were asking questions – such as about modelling that had the
effect of diluting the focus on the importance to ‘stay at home’.
The seriousness needs to
be confirmed by the adjustments you and your colleagues demonstrate in your own
circles. That I believe would be when you would be empowered by our Energies
that flow from our sacrifices.
Thank you for working exceptionally
hard during this period.
CC: NSW Community