Council facilities reopen in accordance with latest COVID restrictions

Published 11 January 2021

Council Facilities Reopening

Moreton Bay Region will successfully come out of lockdown at 6pm tonight and Council facilities will reopen tomorrow, but some measures will remain in place to ensure the spread of coronavirus does not reach the community.

Facemasks will be mandatory in all indoor spaces including galleries, libraries and Council administration centres.

Facemasks aren’t mandatory outdoors in parks and playgrounds, but they are still encouraged until 1am Friday 22 January.

Mayor Peter Flannery thanked residents for their patience and diligence in making this short, sharp shutdown such a success.

“Watching the weekend news made me so proud to be Mayor of this great region,” he said.

“Moreton Bay’s parks, beaches, roads and jetties were all empty with locals taking the restrictions seriously.

“In fact the media were commenting on how well Moreton Bay did.

“Because of your hard work the lockdown will end tonight as planned, and I want to sincerely thank you for your efforts.

“But there will be some operational changes to keep us safe through to January 22.

“While we’re reopening all Council’s facilities, you will need to wear face masks inside places like libraries, galleries, museums and our administration centres.

“Our staff will also be wearing masks.

“We have our first Council meeting of the year on January 20, and we’ll all be wearing masks, as well as observing social distancing.

“With infection rates and fatality rates continuing to climb around the world, Australia is uniquely positioned as a safe haven from COVID.

“We will all need to work to keep it that way.”

Stay up to date with the latest list of impacted Council services and facilities by visiting: Impacted services and facilities - Moreton Bay Regional Council