Mareeba Shire Mayor Angela Toppin is reminding residents to be responsible this long-weekend and to remain cautious as restrictions begin to ease across the State.
The State Government recently announced the minor lifting of some restrictions which will allow residents to go for a drive, visit a national park, shop for non-essential items and have a picnic.
“The Mareeba Shire community has been following the advice and direction from our State and Federal leaders and has been doing a tremendous job,” Mayor Angela Toppin said.
“I know it has been difficult, but we are flattening the curve and stopping the spread of COVID-19.
“While the State Government is allowing residents to move around with a little more freedom, we all need to keep adhering to the social distancing rules.
“The last thing we want to see is a spike of coronavirus cases in the Shire and to undo all the excellent work we have been doing to stop the spread of the virus.
“Enjoy the long weekend and remember to keep your distance from others,” Cr Toppin concluded.
Residents must adhere to three conditions when leaving their homes.
- Social distancing and hygiene must be maintained
- Stay within 50km radius of your home (as the crow flies)
- Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend