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LDMG urges businesses to avoid COVID complacency

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The Balonne Shire’s LDMG Covid-19 Recovery Committee has urged local business operators not to become complacent around the obligations associated with their COVID-19 safeplans and contact tracing records.

.LDMG Chair Mayor Samantha O’Toole said whilst there had been no incidents in the Balonne region, this week’s cluster in South Australia highlighted just how quick circumstances could change in area jurisdictions.

 “It is absolutely imperative that all of our operators - from accommodation providers, local retail outlets, beauty shops and hairdressers to restaurants and hotels are adhering to the current statutory obligations,” she said.

Cr O’Toole said with the Festive season fast approaching, the need to be following approved safeplans was important.

“Protect your business, protect your neighbour, protect your community.  We cannot afford to become complacent in our behaviours and actions,” she said.

She said business should remember to undertake the following steps:

  1. Ensure all contact tracing documents are filed for 56 days
  2. Ensure all contact tracing documents are available if requested by Queensland Health within one hour of request
  3. Ensure sanitizer is available on entry
  4. Ensure social distancing is occurring within your premise
  5. Ensure all signage is placed in entries, bathrooms and where people are gathering.

Cr O’Toole said given the ever-changing restrictions businesses should keep up to date by regularly visiting:

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

or contacting Council’s Environmental Health Officer Di Francisco on 4620 8888.

 

ENDS

For more information:

Nigel Tapp, Corporate Communications Co-ordinator-Balonne Shire Council

T: 07 4620 8804

M: 0476 660 047

E: nigel.tapp@balonne.qld.gov.au

Published: 19th November 2020

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