Grab some takeaway or head to your local bakery because family picnics are back on in the Douglas Shire with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions this weekend.

From Saturday, Douglas Shire Council will re-open 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.

Playgrounds, BBQ areas and exercise equipment remain closed until further notice.

The Douglas Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is urging residents to continue social distancing and keep public gatherings limited to household members.

Under the direction from the Chief Health Officer, a person who leaves their principal place of residence for a permitted purpose can be accompanied by no more than one person who is not a member of their household.

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