As residents and visitors throughout the region start to relax and wind down for the year, Sunshine Coast Council urges everyone to remain COVID-safe.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson is calling on residents and visitors to continue their efforts to help keep the Sunshine Coast safe by complying with the state public health directions.
“Generally, most people on the Sunshine Coast have done a great job and continue to do the right thing as we work together to manage the impacts of COVID-19,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“We have been very fortunate, but as we are seeing around the world and in other parts of Australia, such as the current Northern Beaches cluster in Sydney, it is vital we remain ever-vigilant and maintain social distancing and personal hygiene practices.
“This time of year often involves celebrations with family and friends, and we’re lucky in Queensland that we can do that, but we need to remember gatherings will be different this year.
“As we’ve done since this pandemic began, please stay 1.5 metres away from other people, wash your hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitiser and ensure you sneeze or cough into your arm or tissue and put the tissue in the bin.
“Do not become complacent. Doing the right thing to keep everyone safe is very simple.
“Queensland Health is asking for you to stay home if you are sick and be sure to get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
“Testing is essential, no matter how mild your symptoms are.”
Mayor Jamieson said Sunshine Coast residents needed to support each other’s efforts to comply with public health directions, look out for each other and show kindness and consideration.
“We all have a role to play in slowing the spread and I urge everyone to act responsibly.”
If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, call your doctor or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and get tested:
Shortness of breath
Loss of smell and/or taste.
Call emergency services on Triple Zero (000) if you are very sick.
COVID-19 Fever Clinics nearby
Caloundra Health Service
Nambour General Hospital
P2 car park, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Visit Queensland Health’s website