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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Southern Downs Regional Council encourages all residents to familiarise themselves with advice given directly by QLD Health.

For electoral questions, we encourage residents to visit www.ecq.qld.gov.au. For health advice, please visit www.health.qld.gov.au. Other information can be found at www.qld.gov.au.

As more information is available through these channels, Southern Downs Regional Council will share this information and inform residents where to see the original content.

Key Websites

Queensland Health - https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

Queensland Government - https://www.qld.gov.au/

World Health Organisation - https://www.who.int/

MyGov - https://my.gov.au/

Smart Traveller - www.smartraveller.gov.au

Queensland Government Immediate Industry Recovery Package - www.qld.gov.au/about/industry-recovery

Red Cross - www.redcross.org.au

Border Crossing Pass - www.qld.gov.au/border

Public Health Directions - https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers

Key Phone Numbers

Triple Zero, Emergency Help - Police, Fire and Ambulance 000
Lifeline Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention  13 11 14

Queensland Health - Non-urgent heath advice,

complaints regarding persons who are breaching their quarantine,

or self-isolation directions. 

13 43 25 84
Southern Downs Regional Council 1300 697 372

 

Closed Facilities

Allora Library  78 Herbert Street, Allora
Warwick Library  49 Albion Street, Warwick
Stanthorpe Library  56 Lock Street, Stanthorpe
Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre  28 Leslie Parade, Stanthorpe
Warwick Visitor Information Centre  Town Hall, 72 Palmerin St, Warwick
 Stanthorpe Art Gallery  56 Lock Street, Stanthorpe
 Warwick Art Gallery  49 Albion Street, Warwick
 Washpool Reserve camp site
 Connolly Dam camp site
 Stanthorpe, Killarney, Allora, Warwick Pools
 Warwick Administration Building  64 Fitzroy Street, Warwick
 Stanthorpe Administration Building  61 Marsh Street, Stanthorpe
 Allora Administration Building  78 Herbert Street, Allora

Sunwater has closed their facilities to public use. You can find the information on their website here

 

Southern Downs Regional Council has closed public toilets. 

The following public toilets will remain open

Farley Street toilets
 Stanthorpe
Werona Park toilets   Stanthorpe
Rotary Park toilets  Stanthorpe
Lions Park southern toilets  Stanthorpe
Kilpa Park toilets  Stanthorpe
Dalveen Park toilets  Dalveen
Lions Park toilets  Wallangarra
Apex Park toilets  Allora
Muir St toilets  Allora
Dalrymple Creek toilets  Allora
Leslie Park, corner of Guy & Fitzroy St toilets   Warwick
Victoria Park toilets  Warwick
Grafton St toilets  Warwick
Rotary Park toilets  Warwick
Queens Park brick toilets near weir  Warwick
Mile End Park toilets  Warwick
Australiana Park toilets  Warwick
Canning Park toilets  Killarney
Bicentennial Park toilets  Yangan
Maryvale Park toilets  Maryvale
Karara Hall Grounds toilets  Karara
Liberator Park toilets  Leyburn

 

 

Video Updates

Please click here to view the latest video updates from Southern Downs Regional Council.

Helpful Links

 How do I get a Border Crossing Pass?

 From 12:01am 26 March 2020 ew border restrictions have come into effect.

Residents who need to cross the border for work, school, and other day  to day activities can apply for a QLD Entry Pass at www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

https://www.qld.gov.au/about/newsroom/queensland-border-restrictions

What is COVID-19 https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19
I have lots of questions, where can I find the answers?  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/find-the-facts/faqs-and-myth-busters
I'm feeling scared or anxious about COVID-19 

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/how-to-look-after-your-mental-wellbeing-in-a-crisis

If you are struggling with stress, anxiety or other negative feelings, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Managing Stress Factsheet (PDF 51.6KB)

Helping Children Manage Stress Factsheet (PDF 49.4KB)

https://www.redcross.org.au/

How can I prepare for a pandemic?  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/pandemic-preparation
What should I do if I think I have contracted COVID-19  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/take-action/testing-and-fever-clinics
I have a business, what extra information should I know?  https://investsoutherndowns.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19-support/
Is there any Government assistance for businesses?  https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business
 What financial support is available in response to COVID-19?

https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/news/more-financial-support-people-affected-coronavirus

What is public sentiment surrounding COVID-19?  How do I continue to market my business amongst COVID-19 discussion.   Understanding Public Sentiment Factsheet (PDF 1.7MB)
Do I need to use special cleaning products in my home?  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/industry/resources-and-fact-sheets-for-industry/routine-household-cleaning
How do I clean a home that is suspected/has had a confirmed COVID-19 infected person?  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/industry/resources-and-fact-sheets-for-industry/covid-19-cleaning-and-disinfection-recommendations
Where can I find information on COVID-19 and the border? https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/
I work in/own a hotel, what extra information should I know? Information for hotels and hotel staff Factsheet (PDF 132.3KB)
I love a good quiz, where can I find one about COVID-19?  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-quiz

 

Reducing the spread of COVID-19

What to do Symptoms to look out for

- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing
Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth
Avoid shaking hands
Stay home if you are unwell
Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell - try to say 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing

Looking after yourself by eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular physical activity, sleeping well and reducing stress is important all the time.

Most commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19 include:

- A fever (raised temperature)
- A cough
- Sore throat
- Fatigue
- Shortness of breath

Fit and healthy people may experience few to nearly no symptoms after contracting COVID-19.

 

Where can I find this information and more?

The above information has been sourced from Queensland Health.  You can find all this information and more at 

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-sars-queensland-australia-how-to-understand-protect-prevent-spread-symptoms-treatment.

You can also find other frequently asked questions at  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/find-the-facts/faqs-and-myth-busters.

What Events have been cancelled or postponed?

https://investsoutherndowns.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19-support/

 

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