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Victorian outbreak a wake-up call on COVID


Balonne residents have been reminded to maintain strict COVID-19 hygiene practices.

Balonne Shire Council Mayor Samantha O’Toole said today the COVID outbreak in Victoria shows no-one can be complacent about the continuing risk.

“There is a growing list of COVID exposure sites in Victoria and southern New South Wales, and, as travellers continue to cross the Queensland border in our Shire, everyone should continue to practice appropriate COVID hygiene practices.

“This applies across the board but is particularly important for businesses like shops and cafes that are frequently visited by travellers.

“Under Queensland Government rules, it is still mandatory for all hospitality businesses to use the Check In QLD app when signing people in.”


COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the St George Hospital (tel. 4620 2222) and the St George Medical Centre (tel. 4625 5344). Telephone for further information about eligibility and appointments.

COVID-19 updates for Queensland are available at the Queensland Government website.

More information about the Check In QLD app is available at: Check In QLD app  (The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.)

More information about vaccination is available at the Queensland Government website.

Published: 4th June 2021

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