Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Southern Downs Regional Council encourages all residents to familiarise themselves with advice given directly by QLD Health.
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.
Please note - There have been changes to the State Border regulations. From Saturday 8 August at 1am all visitors will be denied entry except for rare exemptions. Please ensure you check the Queensland Government's website for more information and ensure that you have the correct border pass. Border passes can be obtained via https://www.qld.gov.au/border-pass
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
Police Link - https://www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting
Scam Watch - www.scamwatch.gov.au
Queensland Education - Frequently asked questions for parents - https://qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/novel-coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions-for-parents
Key Phone Numbers
|Triple Zero, Emergency Help - Police, Fire and Ambulance
|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
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
SDRC COVID-19 Updates
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
- 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
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.
COVID-19 Recovery Survey
From Wednesday 20 May 2020, Council will open small-scale Recovery Hub Centres in both Warwick and Stanthorpe to allow the Southern Downs community to reach out for assistance, discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and share ideas on Council’s role in the recovery efforts.
The hubs will operate for at least a month and will be located at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre Supper Room and the Warwick Town Hall. Council will have specialised staff available to speak with alongside Portfolio Councillors. Social distancing will be maintained and bookings are required by phoning Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or at email@example.com
Council has established disaster recovery sub groups for Human & Social, Economic, Environmental, Buildings, Finance and Roads & Transport.
If you are unable to attend a Recovery Hub and wish to provide feedback to Council, please complete the
SDRC COVID-19 Recovery Survey (DOCX 804.9KB) and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the online form here.