North Burnett communities are now living with COVID-19. The community should start expecting COVID-19 to affect local businesses and Council’s ability to deliver planned projects and services over the coming weeks and months.
“Yesterday, Council had to reschedule works at Ford Creek Bridge that were due to commence because workers had tested positive for COVID-19. Road and bridge maintenance won’t be the only service that Council will have to reschedule over the coming months, we will begin to see more and more disruption as COVID-19 impacts our workforce and communities,” Acting Mayor Robbie Radel explained.
“We have a duty of care to protect both our staff and community members. We are implementing plans to navigate the fluctuations to Council services and ensure continuity of essential services like water and wastewater. For this reason, you may see scheduled works delayed, libraries and other facilities closed for periods of time, and it might take us a little longer to get back to you. Your inquiries and our service delivery are as important as ever, we’re just asking customers to be patient whilst we get through this wave.”
Council, like every business in our region, needs everyone to help to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“It is no longer about case numbers but ensuring we slow the spread as much as possible to reduce any strain on our health system and local businesses. Now is the time to look after yourself, look after others and look after local businesses.” Cr Radel said.
Your best protection against COVID-19 is to:
- Get your booster shot if eligible
- Wear a mask
- Wash/sanitise your hands regularly
- Socially distance
- Stay home if you are unwell and seek health advice
Council will place notifications of any affected services on our website. If you have concerns or would like to enquire about a particular service or facility, please visit our website or call our contact centre on 1300 396 272 for assistance.
Visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au to stay up to date on all COVID-19 health directions and information from the Queensland Government.