Call to do the right thing

Published 9:49am 2 July 2021

Call to do the right thing
Words by Kylie Knight

With the COVID-19 lockdown extended in the Moreton Bay Region and Brisbane City Council areas for a further 24 hours, Mayor Peter Flannery is calling on residents to keep doing the right thing.

The extension follows news this morning there has been more community transmission.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the lockdown requirement will be reassessed tomorrow morning (July 3) by the Chief Health Officer following further health advice.

“While no one wanted this lockdown extended, I have to commend locals for doing the right thing and I thank them for their patience,” Mayor Flannery says.

“I know we’d all hoped the lockdown would lift at 6pm tonight, so we could get back to properly enjoying the school holidays, but taking this swift action could save us days of further lockdowns like Sydney right now or even weeks as Melbourne has had to endure.

“In the interim, locals will only be able to leave home for essential purposes as listed on the Queensland Health website. You can travel to work or study if you can’t do either from home and you can exercise in your local area.

“So, our parks and open spaces remain open but facilities within our parks - like barbeques, playground and fitness equipment - remain closed until further notice.”

Vital to follow instructions

“Under Queensland Health’s guidelines residents must carry a mask at all times outside the home and wear them indoors or if social distancing isn’t possible.

“Looking around the world we know how quickly this lethal virus spreads and the havoc it could wreak on our community and economy. We need to do everything we can to ensure we don’t have a full-scale lockdown.”

Mayor Flannery says council will be able to reopen its facilities, such as waste facilities, as soon as the lockdown order is lifted, and return to regular operating hours for venues such as administration centres, libraries and galleries.

“Again, thank you for your patience and for banding together at this time,” he says.

For the full list of impacted Council facilities and services visit the website

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