Queensland COVID-19 fines now exceed $2 million Picture: File
Queensland COVID-19 fines now exceed $2 million Picture: File

“We don’t want people to get complacent”

DALBY residents enjoyed the first weekend of semi freedom after the state lifted restrictions that included residents being able to travel 50km from their residence.

Dalby police Sergeant Tony Logue said that while police were hesitant on the lift, residents have been well behaved.

“Dalby has done a great job at complying with the rules, not only this weekend but since everything went into action,” Sgt Logue said.

“We have had to break up a few gatherings here and there over the last several weeks but for the most part we have been really quite.”

When the restriction lift was announced late last week, many Dalby residents took to Facebook groups to ask if anything had changed.

“Where does 50km in Dalby even get ya?” one user commented.

Sgt Logue said the station had received calls asking where they can go and what they can do.

“I always tell them, go into google maps, put in where you want to go, read how far away it is and from their you will be able to get an answer,” he said.

“We know that people are going to make the trip to Toowoomba, we will do our best to police that and so will the Toowoomba police.”

With more COVID-19 restrictions bound to ease off as confirmed cases decrease, Dalby police don’t want people to get complacent.

“Just because things to seem to be getting better doesn’t mean that the virus isn’t out there still.

“We are still going to do everything to ensure that people are social distancing now they can shop for non essential items.

“School kids are going to be able to go back to school from next week so we need to make sure that they are safe as well as our elderly.”

Here’s what you can do with the most recent restrictions eased:

– Learner driving

– Ride motorbike, boats or jet skis,

– Visit a national park,

– Shop for “non-essential” items

– Have a maximum of two adults visit your place of residence


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