Council facilities and services to change under Stage 2 relaxation of restrictions

Brisbane City Council wishes to advise residents of changes to some facilities and services from noon 1 June 2020, under Stage 2 of the State Government’s roadmap to easing restrictions.

 To ensure the safety of staff and residents, and to abide by State Government regulations, enhanced safety and social distancing measures will remain in place.

Libraries

All 33 Council libraries will expand to a 20-person limit for customers to:

  • Access and browse the library collections where social distancing can be maintained – customers will be asked to sanitise their hands before handling any collection items on the shelves.
  • Limited internet access with 15-minute express sessions. Printing and mobile printing services are available.
  • Lost property at Brisbane Square Library will reopen, with only essential lost property items to be returned.
  • Return borrowed items through after-hours return chutes
  • Pick up holds when ready for collection – no hold fees will apply.

*Note – library operating hours differ across the sites and customers should check the opening hours of their local library before attending.

Activities, recreation and gatherings

  • Entertainment venues for up to 20 patrons, excluding staff, with COVID SAFE checklist
  • Community halls for non-contact activities for up to 20 attendees
  • All services at Council’s Cemeteries and Crematoriums for a maximum of 50 attendees for outdoor services, and 25 attendees for indoor services
  • Active and Healthy Program sessions will be capped at a maximum of 20 people excluding the provider(s)
  • Council environment centres will manage strict 20-person limits on the number of visitors permitted in display areas at any one time, and regular cleaning will be undertaken between visitors
  • Moreton Island will reopen for overnight stays.

Public transport

  • Bus and Ferries - Existing measures to help the spread of coronavirus will remain in place in accordance with Translink’s Social Distancing Guidelines.

Council facilities

  • Community halls will reopen for activities for up to 20 people excluding provider(s), and Council’s Immunisation Program conducted from community halls will continue
  • Seven Hills Hub, Jolly Centre (rehearsal room and studio workshop space) will increase capacity to a maximum of 20 people at the hall at any one time, or one person per four square metres, whichever is the lowest number of people.
  • Regional Business Centre Kiosks at Carindale and Indooroopilly will reopen on 2 June 2020. Chermside and Yeerongpilly kiosks remain open.

Brisbane City Council is working closely with the Australian Government and Queensland Health and are following their expert health advice to help minimise the transmission of coronavirus.  

As updates are available, they will be included on our Coronavirus: Council impacts and updates page. For more information phone Council on (07) 3403 8888. 

For health advice or information visit www.health.gov.au and download the Government’s COVIDSafe app. 

Date posted:
Last updated:1 June 2020
Topics: coronavirus