OPENING UP: Several council facilities have now opened their doors after the State Government fast tracked its road map to recovery. Picture: Sue Harris
OPENING UP: Several council facilities have now opened their doors after the State Government fast tracked its road map to recovery. Picture: Sue Harris

Burnett sport and tourism encouraged in stage two

SEVERAL council facilities have been fast tracked to open as the state shows signs of recovery following coronavirus.

North Burnett residents will be able to visit community halls, sports complexes, and enjoy the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre starting today, June 5.

Mayor Rachel Chambers said the community had missed playing sport and seeing travellers venturing around the region.

“As always, your health is our responsibility,” Cr Chambers said.

“We continue to ask that you please stay home if you’re sick, maintain social distancing and, most importantly, keep washing your hands.”

Eased restrictions have started earlier than anticipated due to the State Government’s implementation of the second stage of its road map on June 1.

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Council halls can now be booked for small functions, however health and safety responsibilities should still be met.

These include bookings not exceeding the maximum capacity for each space, sign in registers, and using hand sanitiser.

Sporting groups can once again use council’s sporting complexes across the region.

Clubs are asked to contact council’s sport and recreation officer on 1300 696 272 first, or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

Gyms will not be a part of this stage of eased restrictions, with the State Government’s COVID Safe plan not allowing for unsupervised gyms under stage two.

Council's customer service and library centres are now open as well, with health practices implemented in all centres.

Council is awaiting approval of the COVID Safe Plan in order to open council managed caravan parks and camping grounds.


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