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Coronavirus update: train services, lifeguard restrictions

Coronavirus update

Tilt trains travelling through Bundaberg, as well as local lifeguards, are the latest to place restrictions on their services amid COVID-19.

Surf Life Saving Queensland

The Board of SLSQ and the State Lifesaving Committee have agreed that all beach patrols and lifeguard services across Queensland will revert to a surveillance service from Saturday, 28 March 2020.

There is no requirement for placement of red and yellow flags on the beach to mark the designated swimming area.

This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of surf lifesavers and lifeguards, while also seeking to limit the number of people congregating within a confined space between the flags.

Surf lifesavers and lifeguards will have access to all relevant gear and equipment, ensuring they can respond to incidents which may arise.

Lady Musgrave Experience

In accordance with the Federal Government directive Lady Musgrave Experience Day Tours have suspended until May 1, 2020.

Tilt Train services

To support the containment of COVID-19, Queensland Rail Travel are making some changes to long-distance train schedules.

This includes a reduction in the frequency of Spirit of Queensland (Brisbane-Cairns) and Rockhampton and Bundaberg Tilt Train services from Monday 30 March 2020.

Patronage caps are also being introduced to ensure social distancing measures are effectively applied.

All non-essential travel is discouraged at this time. Please reconsider your travel if it is not for an essential reason, such as work or for medical appointments.

Cancellation and re-booking fees will continue to be waived.

For further information: http://bit.ly/C0v1d-19

Bundaberg Regional Council

Bundaberg Regional Council crews are working hard to keep the water and sewerage networks running 24/7.

To continue to do this, Council is asking the public to respect social distancing protocols to keep everyone safe.

Members of the public are advised not to approach workers and keep 1.5 metres distance, even when communicating with them.


For updates or advice about Coronavirus visit the Department of Health website.