It's going to feel more like spring than winter this weekend in Wollongong, with temperatures predicted to rise above 20 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday.
With this in mind Wollongong City Council is calling on residents to keep up COVID-safe practices if they're out exercising or shopping for essential items.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery has asked people to be sensible in how they enjoy their weekend activities.
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"We've been in lockdown for five weeks now and we know outdoor exercise has provided a welcome reason for our community to get out of their homes and have a break from the same four walls, from home schooling and computer screens,," Cr Bradbery said.
"I'm asking people to be careful and mindful if they do go out. Be aware of others' sharing our community space, be kind and respectful, wear a mask if it's required within the public health order and enjoy the beauty of Wollongong's natural environment."
Cr Bradbery said as there were many outdoor exercise options he encouraged people to re-think their usual exercise spots or parks if they think it's likely to be busy.
Council staff remain on duty to ensure public spaces were maintained, while the council is also supporting NSW Police and has closed off vehicle access to Bald Hill car park, Mt Keira and Sublime Point lookouts and Flagstaff Hill.
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