Central Queensland's mask stocks boosted
Close to 60 thousand masks have arrived in Gladstone.
Face masks have been stripped from supermarket and chemist shelves across the region, as locals rush to stock up.
It comes as the Premier announced that as of 5pm Monday, all Queensland residents had to wear a mask in indoor venues and outdoors where social distancing is not possible.
Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher has pushed to get more of the face coverings sent to the region, to ensure all locals are following this new health directive.
"I think there will be close to 60,000 coming to Central Queensland," Mr Butcher says.
"What we will do once they land here is that our local disaster management groups, so your councils including Rockhampton and the Gladstone region and even out to Woorabinda, we will be distributing those out to the people who need it the most.
"Keep an eye out on social media to see where they are being handed out from, as it is mandatory when you are out and about that you have a face mask with you."
Queensland Health authorities have mandated that masks need to be worn in indoor venues including shopping centres and outdoors where it is not possible to socially distance.
You must wear a mask in indoor spaces, such as:
- shopping centres, supermarkets, retail outlets and indoor markets
- hospitals and aged care facilities
- hospitality venues such as restaurants and cafés (not required for patrons while seated; customer facing staff only)
- churches and places of worship
- indoor recreational facilities and gym (except if doing strenuous exercise)
- indoor workplaces (where safe to wear a mask and you can’t physically distance)
- public transport, taxis and rideshare, and waiting places or queues for this transport
- airports and travelling on planes.
Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.