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Coronavirus update: Holiday parks close to new visitors

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Coronavirus update: Holiday parks are the latest to close their doors to new visitors.

To comply with the directive issued by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Bundaberg Regional Council’s holiday parks will close their gates to any new visitors.

The Confinement Direction Order which has been made bans all non-essential travel.

Council is urging holiday makers or visitors to the region to follow Federal and State Government advice to remain at home at this time.

Council’s CEO Steve Johnston said staff were making arrangements to contact all holiday makers who had booked at any of the Council run facilities to offer refunds.

“Our priority is to ensure the safety of Bundaberg Region residents by complying with the Queensland Government Confinement Direction Order” he said.

“Ordinarily we welcome visitors to our beautiful region, but in these extraordinary times we are asking them to stay at home.

“Holiday park managers will be making contact with those affected and offering alternative arrangements.”

You can contact Bundaberg Regional Council via phone 1300 883 699, online at https://www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au/ and via the Snap, Send Solve app.

Council measures:

  • Council waste facilities will be moving to EFTPOS payments only from Friday
  • Playgrounds, skate parks, picnic table areas and barbecues are closed to the public

Community closures:

  • Cafe 1928 has closed its doors for the foreseeable future
  • Bundaberg Tender Centre closed until further notice

Op shops put a stop to bin pickups

Charity organisations are urging residents to hold on to their donations while Coronavirus restrictions are in place.

Shannon Barlow, St. Vincent de Paul Society, said as of tomorrow Vinnies op shops would be closed until 29 April.

“Our op shops stopped taking donations two weeks ago and we will close our doors temporarily from tomorrow,” she said.

“Pick up services and our donation bin collections are also no longer in operation.”

Shannon said those leaving items at the donation bins during this time may face illegal dumping charges.

“Unfortunately, we tend to be the place where people like to dump because they don't want to let their items go to waste facilities,” she said.

“If people do have legitimate items they wish to donate, we are asking to please hold on to them at home until we are able to open our doors again.”

Shannon said with Coronavirus restrictions in place, those doing the right thing needed to be thanked.

“We are very lucky that the generosity of the public has allowed us to store many wonderful items that will keep our stores running once we are open again,” she said.

“A big thank you needs to go to all of those people.”

Important

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

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  1. Re holiday park closures … Not everybody staying at caravan parks are school holiday makers or the “Mexicans” of Australian Southern States who escape their sates colder winters. Some holiday parks have closed to these and what I will call “permanent travellers.” Where will they stay? No permanent homes to go back to. What happens if they get even a milder contamination of this new virus? 14 days of self isolation in a caravan is not something that I would wish on an enemy.

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