COVID smarts must remain in order for coast to ride out second wave

Sunshine Coast Council residents must continue to keep COVID-19 front of mind and continue to comply with amended public health directions announced by the Queensland Chief Health Officer in early August.

Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson said although lockdown had lifted, everyone had a shared responsibility to do their part to help stop the spread.

“I thank those members of our community who have been doing such a great job throughout the latest lockdown to help to keep our community safe,” Mayor Jamieson said. 

“Doing the right thing and looking out for each other has helped bring this lockdown to an end.

“But the virus remains an ever-present threat and none of us can afford to be complacent.

“It remains absolutely critical to observe the requirements so we can lessen the likelihood of a further outbreak of the Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus.

“So, please, if you haven’t done so already, make arrangements to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“Continue to wear a mask when required, practise good hygiene and remember to socially distance 1.5 metres.

“Critically, if you have any symptoms – no matter how minor – get tested immediately and stay at home until you receive your results and at all times, follow the Queensland Health directions.

“Do not wait if you have any symptoms – get tested straight away.  If you are unsure if you have symptoms of COVID-19, err on the side of caution and get tested.

The Mayor also stressed to consider if any travel is essential and limit travel outside the 11 Local Government Areas of south-east Queensland and also to always use the Check-in app when out and about.

“By following these requirements and working together, we are all doing our bit to keep our community safe.” 

Be COVID-19 alert

If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, call your doctor or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and get tested:

Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea and loss of smell or loss of taste.

COVID testing is available at the following Sullivan Nicolaides locations in our region – 

*Coolum Beach – 21 Birtwill St

*Peregian Beach – Shop 2, 2 Heron St

*Mudjimba – Shop 2, 673 David Low Way

No booking or GP referral is required

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