Diamantina Shire Council is closely monitoring advice and statements from the Australian Government and the Queensland Government regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidelines from these authorities will be used by Council as the basis for its decision making affecting Council operations and the community generally. Where required Council will engage with key stakeholders on any potential impacts where and when they are known, given each day presents new challenges.
Up to Date Information
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The Queesland Government has released a Roadmap to Easing Restrictions.
Chief Health Officer public health directions
During a public health emergency, the Chief Health Officer can issue Public Health Directions to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
These public health directions are enforceable by the police and can result in a fine.
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus
Everyone who gets COVID-19 will experience it a little differently. Check out this chart which shows you the symptoms and compares them with a common cold and the flu.
One way to slow the spread of viruses, such as coronavirus, is social distancing.
Social distancing means people:
- stay at home and only go out if it is absolutely essential
- keep 1.5 metres away from others
- avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
- use tap and go instead of cash
- travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
- avoid public gatherings and at risk groups like older people
- practise good hygiene
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see the Queensland Government FAQs and myth-busters page for answers to some of your questions.
Closure of Council Facilities
The following Council facilities are now closed to the public in accordance with the Non-essential business, activity and undertaking Closure Direction:
- Birdsville Tourist Park
- Birdsville Lodge
- Bedourie Tourist Park
- Birdsville Indoor Sports Centre & Gym
- Bedourie Gym
The Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) comprises representatives from Diamantina Shire Council, Qld Health, Qld Police Service, Qld Fire and Emergency Services, State Emergency Services, Qld Ambulance Service and Qld Rural Fire Service.
The group is meeting regularly and issuing statements as required. The Chairman activated the LDMG to "Stand Up" level at it's meeting on 23 March 2020.