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Coronavirus update: Parks closed to public

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Coronavirus update: Parks and playgrounds are closed to the public.

As the fight against Coronavirus continues, further social-distancing measures have been put in place across Australia.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced from midnight tonight, indoor and outdoor gatherings will be restricted to two people and playgrounds and parks would be closed across the nation.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP reiterated those measures on her Facebook page and urged people to avoid large gatherings.

“We’re asking everyone to stay at home as much as possible and observe social distancing,” she said.

“Queenslanders are good at looking out for each other – we'll get through this if we keep working together.”

Council park measures

With playgrounds and parks now added to the list of closures throughout the nation, Bundaberg Regional Council is urging the community to steer clear.

Council’s CEO Steve Johnston said staff would be putting measures in place from today to deter people from using these spaces.

“While we are aware school holidays are about to begin, we are urging the community to please adhere to this Federal Government directive,” he said.

“Council will be putting in place measures including the disconnection of all public barbecues.

“Signage will also be placed around the region to advise residents and visitors of the closure of all skate parks, playgrounds, picnic tables.”

Council would like to remind residents that while the Bundaberg Administration Centre on Bourbong Street is open, there are other options available to contact Council while restrictions are in place. 

Customer service options are available via phone 1300 883 699, online at https://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/ and via the Snap, Send Solve app.

Social distancing measures

  • Public gatherings are now limited to two people.
  • Closed: pubs, clubs, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs, indoor sporting venues, outdoor gyms, community and recreation centres, places of worship, auctions and open houses, beauty therapy and tattoo parlours, amusement parks, arcades, play centres, public playgrounds, skateparks, galleries, museums, libraries and swimming pools
  • Restaurants, cafés and food courts restricted to takeaway and home deliveries
  • Hairdressers and barbers must observe the four square metre rule
  • Bootcamps and personal training sessions limited to two people
  • Weddings limited to five people, funerals limited to 10 people

Stay home unless for:

  • Shopping for what you need – food and necessary supplies
  • Medical or health care needs, including compassionate requirements
  • Exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements
  • Work and study if you can’t work or learn remotely

Important

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

3 COMMENTS

3 COMMENTS

  1. Does the closure include the Botanic gardens and Baldwin swamp parks walk/cycle trails? Those places are all that is keeping me (semi!) sane right now 😉

  2. Yes, read the passages quoted above:
    Closed: pubs, clubs, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs, indoor sporting venues, outdoor gyms, community and recreation centres, places of worship, auctions and open houses, beauty therapy and tattoo parlours, amusement parks, arcades, play centres, public playgrounds, skateparks, galleries, museums, libraries and swimming pools. And playgrounds and parks would be closed across the nation. “Signage will also be placed around the region to advise residents and visitors of the closure of all skate parks, playgrounds, picnic tables.”

  3. Well I cycled round Baldwin swamp yesterday (31st). Facilities like the shelter shed, seating and playground are obviously closed but a few folks, including BRC people walking or cycling the paths.

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