The Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LMDG) is encouraging residents to follow the QLD Chief Health Officer’s direction, allowing recreational travel within a 50km radius of the person’s home.

The allowance is a condition listed under the State Government’s easing of home confinement restrictions from midnight tonight.

For example, you will be able to enjoy some relief from stay-at-home rules and:

  • Go for a drive;
  • Ride a motorbike, jetski or boat for pleasure;
  • Have a picnic;
  • Visit a national park; and
  • Shop for non-essential items

But there are three conditions that apply linked to the above:

  • Social distancing and hygiene must be maintained
  • You have to stay within 50km of home and
  • Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend

All other rules including gatherings and limits on visitors remain in place during this time.

Under a directive from Queensland Police, a road block has been placed half way along the CREB Track, north of Daintree Village, to stop travellers from using the route.

Visitor travel restrictions on the Daintree Ferry remain active. 

The Mossman Gorge section of the Daintree National Park will also remain closed to help in protect the Mossman Gorge Community.

Douglas Shire Council has re-opened public picnic tables and seating in line with the latest health advice from the State Government. Rex Smeal Park car park will also be re-opened where social distancing advice needs to be followed. A reminder that the picturesque Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail remains open.

The Douglas LDMG would like to wish everyone a fantastic long weekend.

Need more clarification? Visit QLD Health’s website here.