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Council closes outdoor recreational facilities

30 March 2020

Following the announcement of new public gathering rules last night by the Federal Government, Southern Downs Regional Council has temporarily closed all outdoor playgrounds, gyms, skate parks and barbecues on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt from Monday 30 March.

A limited number of public toilet facilities will remain open and a list of these locations will be available at www.sdrc.qld.gov.au on the COVID-19 Portal once finalised.

Open space areas, parks and fields are still open and can be used for exercise, fresh air and enjoyment. Council is asking the community to practice social distancing and good personal hygiene at this time and wishes to remind residents of the following protocols:

·         Do not visit a park if you are unwell.

·         Observe social distancing rules and stay 1.5m apart.

·         Do not hold gatherings of more than two people.

·         Wash and/or sanitise hands.

Council will continue to be guided by advice from State and Federal Government with decisions regarding the operations of its facilities to keep the community safe. 

Council appreciates the community’s understanding during these times of change.

Residents looking for further information can visit Council’s COVID-19 Portal, available on the front page of Council’s website.

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