Camping and other recreational activities in Mount Isa District are permitted again following recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Camping had been prohibited since late March but as part of the Queensland Government's Roadmap to the easing of restrictions, special consideration has been given to Outback areas.
Outback residents are allowed to travel up to a 500km radius within the Outback Zone for the purpose of recreational activity which includes overnight accommodation.
Camp grounds, caravan parks and camping parks are permitted to operate within this zone.
The Outback Zone includes Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Boulia, Winton, McKinlay, Carpentaria, Croydon, Etheridge, Flinders, Longreach and other local government areas. The full list is available here.
Travel restrictions remain in place for the Burke, Doomadgee, Cape, Cherbourg, Mornington, Palm Island, Woorabinda and Yarrabah communities.
The Outback Zone does not include Mareeba, Tablelands, Charters Towers or Isaac local government areas.
Gathering limits of 10 people apply for recreational travel.
Dining in pubs and cafes in the Outback Zone allow up to 20 guests at a time and social distancing measures should be maintained.
Police will continue to educate and show compassion when engaging with members of the public, however, will take enforcement action if it is determined people are blatantly disregarding public health directives.
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