Transcription of Brisbane Lord Mayor thanks residents for following health advice to stop the spread of coronavirus

I’m Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

These are clearly difficult times, but I'm so proud of the way Brisbane residents have responded to the challenges presented by coronavirus. The news media often focuses on the minority of people who have been doing the wrong thing - people who have ignored the restrictions, and obviously their actions are extremely disappointing and potentially jeopardise community safety. But I know the vast majority of Brisbane residents have done the right thing, and for that I want to say thank you.

We must remain vigilant because our combined efforts are making a difference. The weekend saw some restrictions eased by the State Government however, I want to remind you that a number of Council facilities remain closed in accordance with the advice of Queensland's Chief Health Officer. This includes fenced dog parks, libraries, playgrounds, outdoor gyms, barbeques, pools and tip shops.

Council's unfenced dog parks, toilet facilities, parks and car parks remain open and there are plenty of new virtual activities on Council's Digital Neighbourhood at to keep the whole family entertained while safely isolating.

I remind you all to continue practising good hygiene and safe social distancing measures. I also ask you to please download the Government's COVID Safe app. I've got it on my phone and so do more than 4 million other Australians. The app will help to make sure restrictions can be relaxed sooner. That's good news for all of us and it will help to reboot our local economy sooner, saving local jobs.

We will soon be able to start on the road to recovery but the health challenges are not yet over. Thanks again for doing your part to help.

Last updated:7 May 2020