Signs similar to this – and the taping off of playground equipment – will disappear from the South Burnett at the weekend

May 14, 2020

South Burnett Regional Council will begin a staged reopening of facilities this weekend.

From Saturday (May 16) all South Burnett park facilities – including playgrounds, barbecues and skate parks – will reopen to the public, however strict social distancing measures still apply and gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

A spokesperson said Council had increased cleaning and sanitation measures but the community was still required to abide by social distancing measures, including staying at home if they were unwell.

Libraries and Customer Service Centres are scheduled to reopen on Monday, May 25.

“For the protection of community members and staff, Council is installing perspex screens and sanitation stations into these facilities and operational restrictions will apply with a maximum of 10 patrons permitted within the facilities at any one time,” the spokesperson said.

Other Council facilities are expected to reopen in line with the Stage 2 easing of restrictions planned for June.

These Stage 2 changes will include halls, the South Burnett Aquatic Centre and accommodation / camping at Lake Boondooma and Yallakool.

Dates for these changes will be provided when confirmed.

“With the health and safety of our community remaining paramount, Council is taking a cautious approach to reopening facilities and asks for understanding and patience by community members during this time,” the spokesperson said.

“South Burnett Regional Council reminds residents to follow the Queensland Government messaging: If you are sick, stay home; if you’re feeling unwell with symptoms of COVID-19, you should contact your doctor about being tested; practice social distancing (and) continue good hygiene practices.”


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