MidCoast Council is following the requirements of the State Government in relation to the current COVID restrictions.
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Schools across the region are embracing MidCoast Council's initiative in installing 'kiss and ride' zones to help provide parents with a clear and safe place to drop children off each morning.
The kiss and ride zones marked with blue signage, have been installed already at Forster Public School, Tuncurry Public School and Holy Name School in Forster. They will be progressively rolled out across the MidCoast over the next year.
A kiss and ride zone has exactly the same rules as a "No Parking" sign during the school zone times. You are allowed to pull up and assist your child to exit via the pavement side door - "the safety door". You may get out of the car to unload baggage, but you must remain within three metres of the car. And you must leave within two minutes.
If you're dropping a child to school, make sure you 'Know the rules'(PDF, 598KB) - check the attached poster and watch the video below to see the zone in action.
Pulling up in designated bus zones or no stopping zones is illegal and unsafe for children alighting from vehicles. To protect our children, penalties and demerit points apply for anyone breaking the rules.