THINK twice before touching or using park benches or other outdoor furniture in the South Gippsland Shire Council area.

A council spokesperson said it was not taking extra measures to sanitise public infrastructure because “as the current stay at home measures require people to only leave their homes for essential reasons, we expect they wouldn’t be used as frequently.”

The spokesperson recommended anyone using the outdoor furniture, such as for a necessary rest, to “consider their own health protection”.