FAQ: Answers to all your most-asked questions about COVID-19
YOU asked, so we’ve answered. Here’s what you can and can’t do in the Maranoa region in light of COVID-19 regulations.
Can I go to my local park?
Unfortunately not. The following parks/facilities have been closed off in the Maranoa:
– Roma dog park
– Roma, Injune, Surat, Mitchell, and Wallumbilla Swimming pools
– The Great Artesian Spa in Mitchell, and Mitchell Gym
– The Big Rig, excluding Beck’s Chopping Board which is open for takeaway
– All Maranoa libraries and art galleries
– Visitor Information Centres in Roma, Mitchell, Injune and Surat
– All community centres and halls
– The Cobb and Co Store Museum
– Bassett Park facilities, excluding stables and the racetrack
– Council Community Centres and Events Centres
– Surat Warroo Sporting Complex, Mitchell RSL & Combined Sports Club, and Roma PCYC
– All parks, playgrounds, skate parks and outside gyms
– Gyms operating out of Council facilities: Snap Fitness Roma
Can I go camping, so long as I maintain social distancing rules?
No, following advice from the Queensland Government, council closed campgrounds off to the public until further notice. The following campgrounds are closed indefinitely:
– Mitchell, Surat and Wallumbilla Showground Facilities
– Bassett Park, Roma
What events have been cancelled in light of COVID-19?
The following events in the Maranoa have been cancelled and/or postponed until further notice:
– Easter in the Country
– Roma and Mitchell Shows
– Anzac Day services around the region
For what reasons can I leave my house?
Queensland Health has mandated that locals must only leave their house for “absolutely necessary reasons”.
The following reasons have been deems “absolutely necessary” reasons to leave the house:
> To obtain essential goods and services, including groceries and pharmaceutical needs
> Receive medical treatment or health care services
> Do work or volunteering that is essential and cannot be done from home (this is any type of work that is not restricted under the latest ‘non-essential business activity and undertaking closure’ direction)
> Visit another person’s home, as long as there are no more than two visitors who do not usually live there
> Visit a terminally ill relative or attend a funeral
> Assist, care for or support immediate family members
> Attend a Court or tribunal or comply with a Court or tribunal order
> Attend a childcare facility, school, university, or other educational institution to receive instruction that is not possible to receive at home
> Assist with an investigation by police or other law enforcement authority
> All shared custody arrangements of children under 18 years of age, whether informal or court-ordered, can continue as normal. You are allowed to leave home to take children from one parent’s home to the other parent’s home
> To avoid illness, injury or the risk of harm
> To comply with directions of a government agency.
People aged over 70, anybody over 65 with a chronic region and indigenous people over 50 have been urged to stay at home completely.
I feel sick, should I go to the doctor?
Coronavirus tests will only be given if the patient has had contact with a confirmed case, or has travelled overseas in the last 14 days. All GP clinics in the region have moved to telehealth under new government mandates. If you’re presenting symptoms for COVID-19 Queensland Health recommends self-isolating, and taking the COVID-19 quiz.
Book an appointment with Maranoa Medical HERE.
Book an appointment with Roma Doctors HERE.
Book an appointment with Roma Clinic HERE.
Book an appointment with Mitchell Medical Practice by calling 4623 1138.