December 30, 2021
The South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group moved to “Lean Forward” status on Thursday in response to the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.
“We are working with all the emergency services regarding the positive cases in Cherbourg and the South Burnett region,” LDMG chair Cr Roz Frohloff said.
“The Local Disaster Management Group are now moving into ‘Lean Forward’ which is the second stage in the State Government’s disaster management progression moving towards recovery.”
Cr Frohloff urged residents to check the Queensland Health and Council website and social media pages for information.
“All information is up-to-date and correct at the time the time of publishing on these sites and it should be noted that this is a fast-moving and continually changing situation,” she said.
Cr Frohloff said there were some steps that everyone should take to ensure safety of the community.
“As we would in a flood or other natural disaster, you should not panic,” she said.
“Ask yourself, ‘Do I have enough supply of necessary medications should I need to self-isolate for seven days?’
“Purchase only what you need to ensure there is sufficient for everyone – this includes milk, meat, vegetables, fruit and toilet paper.
“Consider your pets’ needs should you need to self-isolate.
“Don’t forget to check in on friends and relatives, particularly the older and health impaired in our area. If they are self-isolating, do they need any assistance?
“It is essential to remember the advice to date of promoting social distancing measures, wearing of masks and good hygiene measures including regularly washing your hands, sanitising and the like.
“If you are showing any signs or symptoms, please make contact with Queensland Health to arrange a COVID-19 test. Ring 13-42-68 to talk to Queensland Health and arrange your test at one of the testing sites.”
Testing sites are at Nanango, Murgon, Cherbourg and Kingaroy hospitals; and QML Pathology Kingaroy.
“Monitor your health and if you show any signs of symptoms or are a close contact, you should follow Queensland Health direction, be tested and isolate until you receive your test results,” Cr Frohloff said.
“Please be aware that Queensland Health is Lead Agency, so you should check their website for details.
“Please limit non-essential travel and unless you MUST travel, it is in everyone’s best interests to stay at home.”