Scenic Rim playgrounds, barbecues and council campgrounds off limits during lockdown

OFF LIMITS: Playgrounds at council parks across the region are not to be used during the COVID lockdown. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
OFF LIMITS: Playgrounds at council parks across the region are not to be used during the COVID lockdown. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

THE snap lockdown across south-east Queensland in response to the latest COVID-19 outbreak has caused changes to public services and amenities across the Scenic Rim.

Council advised the changes would be in effect from 4pm Saturday until 3.59pm on Tuesday. The chief health officer extended the lockdown to Sunday after a further outbreak.

For now, council said essential services including rubbish collection, operating, including waste collection services, transfer stations and land fill sites, road and parks teams, animal management, licensing and permit applications, and building, plumbing and development approvals would be still operating.

Council's customer service centres would be closed on Monday and Tuesday with community members advised to direct any enquiries to 5540 511, mail@scenicrim.qld.gov.au or via online forms at council's website .

Libraries, cultural centres and the Be Healthy and Active program have been closed for the duration of the lockdown.

Council said community members were allowed to use council parks for physical exercise only, and must practise physical distancing in line with Queensland government health guidelines.

They said people were not to use any exercise equipment, playgrounds or barbecues.

No new visitors would be able to book in to council controlled campgrounds during the lockdown.