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Somerset Council Facilities Now Open

SEVERAL Council facilities have reopened across the Somerset region following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the State Government.

Published: 21st May 2020

SEVERAL Council facilities have reopened across the Somerset region following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the State Government.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council’s customer service centres at Esk, Lowood and Kilcoy had reopened as too had library facilities at Esk, Toogoolawah, Kilcoy and Lowood.

Visitor Information Centres at Esk, Kilcoy and Fernvale had also reopened this week but remained closed on weekends.  

“Council reopened various facilities on Monday and have introduced several control measures for the health and safety of users,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Customers are reminded that social distancing restrictions and limited numbers apply to each facility and vary accordingly.”

In addition, playgrounds, skateparks and dog off leash areas had also reopened to the public.

More frequent cleaning of these facilities is also occurring for the health and safety of everyone. We look forward to seeing you soon… from a distance… 1.5 meters to be exact.

Cr Lehmann praised the efforts of council staff who have been out across the region preparing council equipment ready for facilities to reopen.

“It is really important that everyone keeps following the advice and rules of the State Government and keep up social distancing and keep the groups to a maximum of 10 when using outdoor equipment so that we’re all still doing our bit to keep the community safe.”

Cr Lehmann said Council was still offering various services across its facilities that it had introduced during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. 

“I encourage residents to take advantage of click and collect library service that’s still on offer if they don’t want to browse the library shelves or phone our friendly customer service staff for assistance during business hours.”  

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