Families return to parks and libraries as COVID-19 restrictions ease in Scenic Rim

SPLASH: Josh Clarke, Michael Kippax, Java Kippax and Mahali Pullen at Flagstone Water Park on the first weekend of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.
SPLASH: Josh Clarke, Michael Kippax, Java Kippax and Mahali Pullen at Flagstone Water Park on the first weekend of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions.

FAMILIES returned to playgrounds, skate parks, libraries and restaurants hosted dine-in customers again as Scenic Rim took the latest step towards COVID-19 recovery on the weekend.

Mayor Greg Christensen said it had been really positive to see people from across the community as well as visitors, enjoying the Scenic Rim and spending locally.

"We are pleased that children will be able to play again on our playgrounds and families can use our barbecue facilities, however please use good judgement and maintain plenty of distance between groups," he said.

Public swimming pools were able to be opened for groups of 10 people only as part of the easing of restrictions, however council owned pools would remain closed for the winter period.

"We know this has been, and continues to be, a particular tough time for many people, either personally or financially, or both, and it's important we also continue our support for each other," Cr Christensen said.

Council's libraries will be open from today for a 'Click and Collect' service only. Call your local library or place your order online and then arrange a time to collect.

"While we are not fully opening the library doors at the moment, our librarians are very keen to see some familiar faces and provide a safe and friendly service for our community," he said.

This service includes the following details:

. Ring your local branch to place an order or place your order online HERE

. Limit of 10 items able to be picked up at one time.

. Any items previously placed on reserve (if available) can be picked up.

. Pick up hours are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday (Canungra 10am to 3pm) however you must call your local branch to arrange a time to collect.

There will be no photocopying, printing, or public computer services available at this time.

Customer Service Centres, cultural centres, camping grounds, community-leased facilities were still closed.

Council services including waste transfer stations and landfill sites, licensing and permit applications, and building/plumbing and development approvals were still operating.