The Queensland Government has announced its national park and state forest sites previously closed due to COVID-19 are now open.
According to QLD's Parks and Forests, bookings for camping and vehicle access permits can now be made online via the Queensland National Parks Booking Service.
Visitors are advised that camping and vehicle access in the state's national parks have conditions in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These conditions include:
- limiting the number of campsites to assist with social distancing
- limiting the number of people who are able to access amenities at any one time
- enhancing cleaning regimes
- keeping contact information for all persons making bookings for contract tracing purposes.
Visitors are also advised that they must not attend a campsite if they have been to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days, have been in contact with a known COVID-19 case, or have symptoms related to COVID-19. Park visitors are requested to where possible be self-contained to reduce the number of people using facilities.
Presently, Cooloola and Bribie Island Recreation Areas have been designated Restricted Access Areas to assist with managing visitor numbers and community safety as part of the government’s COVID-19 response. Visitors must have authority to enter these Restricted Access Areas before travelling even if holding a valid vehicle access permit. For more on local closures or restricted access to facilities check the specific location at Park Alerts.
More details available here.