What's On In The South Burnett Today?

COVID-19

Border Exemption Extended

Border Exemption Extended

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has extended the class exemption for farmers and agribusiness workers who need to move between Queensland and NSW to perform essential agribusiness services or farming activities, such as tending to livestock or crops.

Telehealth Rebates Extended

Telehealth Rebates Extended

The National Rural Health Alliance, the peak body for rural health in Australia, has welcomed the Federal Government’s expansion of Medicare rebates for telehealth consultations until March 31 next year.

One New Case In Qld

One New Case In Qld

One new confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Queensland on Thursday – a healthcare worker linked to the Ipswich Hospital cluster.

COVID-19 Restrictions Relax

COVID-19 Restrictions Relax

COVID-19 restrictions in the South Burnett have been relaxed back to the level which existed prior to the recent Toowoomba scare.

Christmas Lunch Cancelled

Christmas Lunch Cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of another traditional South Burnett event … the annual Salvation Army Christmas Day community lunch in Kingaroy.

Mayors Back Border Closures

Mayors Back Border Closures

The Cherbourg and South Burnett mayors joined forces on Monday morning to urge caution before any easing of Queensland’s COVID-19 border restrictions.

‘Too Early To Relax’

‘Too Early To Relax’

Health Minister Dr Steven Miles has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has not peaked globally – despite there being no new cases to report in Queensland for the second day in a row.

31 Active Cases In Qld

31 Active Cases In Qld

There are now 31 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland following the confirmation of three new cases on Saturday and two on Friday.

No New Cases Reported

No New Cases Reported

There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Queensland on Thursday however Queensland Health released an updated list of contact tracing alerts.

Eight Cases Added To Tally

Eight Cases Added To Tally

Eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Queensland on Wednesday – the largest daily number since the latest cluster began in mid-August.

Council Halls Can Be Hired

Council Halls Can Be Hired

South Burnett Regional Council has advised that its community halls are available for hire but there are restrictions in line with current Public Health Directions.

Boarders Win Border Approval

Boarders Win Border Approval

Queensland boarding school students who live in either NSW or the ACT have won the right to go home for the Christmas holidays, but it comes with strict conditions.

Blackbutt Bazaar Cancelled

Blackbutt Bazaar Cancelled

COVID-19 smashed plans for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival and has now put an end to the “Top Of The Blackbutt Range Bazaar” which was to have run in its place.

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