Relaxation of Travel Restrictions for Cherbourg

community notice


Relaxation of Travel Restrictions

There is still no COVID-19 in our community, and there hasn’t been a case in Gympie or South Burnett for a number of weeks.  There are still hot spots in parts of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.  In general, Queensland has seen a decline in the number of cases reported. 

To reflect this, on 27 April 2020, the Queensland Government announced that there will be some relaxation of COVID-19 movement restrictions.  One of the relaxed conditions is to allow movement to shop for food and other essential goods and services.  This includes clothing, blankets, and other items, which is good as we come into winter.

On Wednesday 29 April 2020, Mayor Sandow and CEO Zala met with members of the Gympie District Disaster Management Group and the biosecurity doctors who drove up from Toowoomba.

*Relaxation of Travel Restrictions for cherbourg:

effective midnight 1st May 2020


  • Three (3) days a week for travel to Kingaroy for up to four (4) hours
  • Between 8am and 8pm – Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (starting 2nd May 2020)
  • Four (4) persons allowed in a vehicle (children included)
  • The occupants of the car can include three persons from the same house (one person that does not live in same house is acceptable)
  • This is in line with bio-security arrangements in discreet communities
  • This arrangement will be reviewed by the HBO every 24 hours

It is always important to remember that when outside of community you maintain social distancing and wash your hands often.  We don’t want to bring the virus into our community.

Remember, these restrictions are to limit any possible exposure to the virus.  In this case, we have to stay apart to work together

We are doing this for all of the community, especially the Elders and the very young people.  If we stick to the rules, Cherbourg can continue to be an example to the rest of Queensland. 

Mayor Elvie Sandow

Ceo Chatur Zala