Mayor Tom Tate today announced that beach and car park restrictions would remain in place until next Monday.
“I would like to congratulate Gold Coasters for their efforts over the long weekend with the vast majority of people doing the right thing
“However I have decided to keep the three beaches closed until next Monday. It is still school holidays and we are not in a position to relax just yet.
“I will review it next Monday.”
“It is tough love, but it is still school holidays and the closures are working.”
The Spit beach, Coolangatta Beach and Surfers Paradise Beach were closed last week due to high numbers of people continuing to visit beaches despite the warnings from the State and Federal Governments.
The City has also shut car parks beach and oceanside from Broadwater Parklands to Coolangatta.