Customers attending Douglas Shire Council indoor buildings in Mossman and Port Douglas will be required to wear a mask from Tuesday 30 March 2021.

In line with COVID-19 restrictions announced by QLD Health today, Council is requiring customer service staff and members of the public to wear the mask at all times inside the libraries and customer service centres until lockdown restrictions are eased.

The new restrictions state everyone in Queensland must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:

    • shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
    • hospitals and aged care facilities
    • hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer facing staff only)
    • churches and places of worship
    • libraries
    • indoor recreational facilities and gyms (except if doing strenuous exercise*)
    • indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
    • public transport, taxis and rideshare, including waiting areas and queues for this transport
    • airports and travelling on planes.

It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.

Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.

You can remove your masks to consume food or drink.

*Strenuous exercise is exercise in or above the aerobic zone including high-intensity interval training, cycling, running.

Read more here.