Police Wrap: Geraldton police congratulate locals on being quick to pick up new COVID rules

Sen. Sgt Chris MartinGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Police Station officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin.
Camera IconGeraldton Police Station officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin. Credit: Liam Beatty/Geraldton Guardian

It’s another week and another round of COVID rules we have to get used to here in Geraldton.

We’ve been pleased to see everyone being so quick to mask up in line with the new mandate which was introduced to the Mid West on Monday.

I know they can be annoying (especially when your glasses fog up or when you are a bloke and can’t show off that stunning facial hair you have been working on) but it’s a small price to pay for the safety and freedoms we enjoy in the region.

Police continue to do spot checks of COVID vaccination certificates at local venues, and we are still policing with a bit of compassion and understanding as everyone gets into the swing of things.

But overall, locals have been doing really well and are getting their COVID apps or other proof of vaccination ready to show restaurant and cafe staff before they even place their order.

COVID is well and truly here, but I am really confident we are in a good place to tackle this because of our high vaccination rates and how well guidelines are being adhered to.

If we all do the right thing, life in Geraldton doesn’t have to change much at all.

We definitely haven’t let the pandemic get in the way of good police work, and the start of the school year has seen the return of our ever-popular youth engagement programs with local schools.

Headed by Sgt Nathan Johansen, the programs have seen officers hit the foreshore for an early morning run around with students from the Midwest Clontarf Academy at Champion Bay Senior High School and Geraldton Senior High School.

Our first cops versus kids footy match will kick off after school on Wednesday, and this is a great way to show young people the police are approachable and here to help.

Sen. Sgt Chris Martin is the officer-in-charge at Geraldton Police Station.

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