Mount Isa City Council is reminding residents to stay home over the Easter long weekend, with large fines to be enforced to those not complying.
In a Facebook post on Thursday April 9, MICC told those planning to go camping, or for a drive to see the sights, to think again.
"Failing to comply with the COVID-19 public health directions could result in on-the-spot fines of $1334 for individuals," MICC said.
"These directions are in effect until at least May 19. They apply to all Queensland residents and mean that you MUST stay at home except for:
- Shopping for essentials - food and necessary supplies
- Medical or healthcare needs, including compassionate requirements
- Performing work on behalf of an employer that is engaged in an essential business, activity or undertaking;
- Exercise with no more than one other person (unless from your household);
- Providing care or assistance to an immediate family member
- Visiting a terminally ill relative or to attend a funeral
- Attend Court or comply with an order of the Court
- Work and study if you can't work or learn remotely.
"The Mount Isa Police District have 15 extra police to assist with Queensland border controls, in pandemic control areas and enforcing the Public Health Act 2005."
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