Important Message: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

Here are some important fact sheets and notices from our Council that you need to read:

Important Message: Travel to/From Mornington Island

From the 12 June 2020, restrictions put in place by the Australian Government under the Biosecurity Determination outlining travel restrictions to designated areas will no longer apply to Mornington Island and other Queensland communities. The permit system previously initiated for travel to and from Mornington Island is no longer valid. In its place will be a new Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction which has been initiated by the Queensland Chief Health Officer and outlines the requirements for travel in and out of designated areas. Mornington Island remains defined as a 'designated area'.

This direction includes fewer restrictions on residents and most travel that was previously permitted under the Biosecurity Determination will continue under the Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction.

View the Restricted Access to Remote Communities Direction here.

The new direction outlines specific Declared Travel Zones for each designated area and allows a resident to travel anywhere in their declared travel zone for any purpose such as shopping or to visit friends and family.

Designated Area      
Mornington Island
Burke Shire

Declared Travel Zone
Mount Isa

For more information visit our Application to travel to Mornington Island page.

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