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Access and Entry Permits - COVID-19
26/3/20 Application Processes for Consideration to Enter Communities – Individuals and Essential Services
From midnight 26/03/2020 - Individuals wanting to travel into Community: applications are now being managed by the State Government under Commonwealth laws.
Hope Vale Council no longer has the power to issue permits for individuals. For further information, call the Queensland Government Helpline on 13 74 68.
See FAQ's supplied by the State Govt below.
Queensland Police will be at the Mt Carbine Control Point on the Mulligan Highway, airports and sea ports and will strictly assess eligibility for entry based on the criteria contained in the new legislation. (see: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00324)
For Essential Services / Traders only:
For all matters relating to access for essential service provision only Contact Mark Kelleher, CEO and District Coordinator Local Disaster Management Group on 07 4083 8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Notice: Road Access to Cooktown and to Cape York Region COVID-19
INFORMATIVE links (click on the title):
Lifeline phone 13 11 14
Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 information
COVID-19 APP. Keep up-to-date by downloading the Australian Government's mobile app. Search “Coronavirus Australia” in the Apple App Store and on Google Play or visit www.australia.gov.au
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