Police are reminding travellers in the North West to stay away from isolated remote communities, due to some motorists not complying with COVID-19 restrictions.
Mount Isa Police have turned away 24 travellers from remote communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria, where access remains restricted to to Burketown, Doomadgee, Mornington Island and Sweers Island under the public health act.
With the exception to locals returning home.
Senior sergeant Jeff Magnus told ABC North West Queensland those wanting to fish or camp should head to Normanton and Karumba this school holidays.
"It's just people fishing and heading off towards, in particularly Sweers, that is all out of bounds," Sergeant Magnus said.
"There will be police. There are police stationed out there and at Sweers Island and at other checkpoints including the Leichhardt River on the Savannah Highway."
The Burke Shire Council's non-essential lockdown has been in place since mid-March.
From July 10, The Chief Health Officer can declare communities as Stage 3 which removes all travel restrictions including entry and quarantine requirements and applies the same provisions as other areas of Queensland under the Roadmap to easing Queensland's restrictions.
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