Warrnambool police say they're ready to move away from COVID enforcement and will hit the streets this holiday season with tourists expected in big numbers.
Acting sergeant Bec Clark said both residents and uniformed members had done a great job of responding to the unprecedented situation.
"It was challenging, but it was challenging for everybody," she said.
"People have been really, really supportive. The thing is now we're out and open we just want people going out and having fun and enjoying life again and we just want to deliver those safety messages.
"With COVID, just keep doing the QR coding and social distancing where you can, but by all means get out and have fun and enjoy everything Warrnambool has got to give and enjoy the summer. We're going to have an influx of tourists to the region which is something we're looking forward to and going to embrace."
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She encouraged members of the community to stop and say hello.
"We're going to have police out and about in the CBD and in the shopping precincts. We want to be out and supporting the community and we want community coming up and saying 'g'day'.
"We also want to drive home the message of when you're in carparks you're not distracted and looking out for each other moving forward."
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