Burnett cops checking Covid-19 compliance

South Burnett police were out and about checking all people travelling within the South Burnett were Covid-19 compliant. Here's some of the officers at Yarraman. Picture: QPS

South Burnett police officers have been out and about ensuring everyone travelling within the South Burnett area are Covid-19 compliant.

With the South Burnett sharing borders with some of the local government areas that are currently in lockdown this was a good chance to ensure compliance and education around the current Chief Health Officer’s direction.

The current direction involves a lockdown for 11 local government areas in south east Queensland where people can only leave their home for essential reasons, staying within 10km of their home whenever possible.

These locations include the City of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan Redland and Ipswich, as well as the council regions for the Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Noosa, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Sunshine Coast.

Anyone who has been in these areas on or since 1am on 31 July, including members of their household, must follow the same restrictions as those residing in these regions.

South Burnett officers would like to acknowledge the strong community support and understanding from those motorists stopped and the need for activities such as these to keep all communities safe.

Police officers were happy to report that no breaches had been detected as of 4 August, but some misunderstandings had been corrected.