FLASHBACK: Campers at the Stuart River free caravan parking area . . . all such facilities are now closed and must not be used

April 3, 2020

The South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group is aware a small number of travellers continue to be present in the South Burnett region.

It says all people should continue to follow the directions issued by the Chief Health Officer.

Currently, Queensland borders have been closed to all persons without a State permit for entry.

People are able to travel within Queensland without the need of a permit, however all persons travelling are advised to return to their homes as soon as possible.

South Burnett Regional Council has closed all campgrounds, Council showgrounds, Council-operated caravan parks, and prohibited overnight stays in all public rest areas.

Bona fide commercial freight vehicles are exempt from public rest area restrictions and are able to stay overnight if required.

All visitors are required under direction to stay in commercial accommodation ie. a motel or a privately run commercial caravan park. The Chief Health Officer has clarified this position by directive under the Public Health Act 2005.

People operating commercial accommodation may continue to do so and should follow the advice of Queensland Health to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to their facility as well as keep up-to-date records of guests.

Where people live permanently in caravan parks, or are staying in caravan parks as interim abodes where their primary residence is not available, they may continue to do so, with social distancing observed. This includes the use of cabins within caravan parks.

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