Hygiene protocols for Inskip Peninsula camping areas

Category:
Other
Applies:
28 October to 3 December 2021
Published:
28 October 2021 9:31am
Updated:
17 November 2021 5:16pm
ID:
21421

This alert applies to the following park:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has received reports of gastroenteritis in the Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area and are actively working with QHealth, Environment and Science and the Gympie Regional Council to manage the issue.

Queensland Health have provided expert advice on this issue and recommended QPWS advise all campers to maintain high personal hygiene, including washing hands frequently with soap and water, particularly after visiting the toilet, when preparing food and before eating.

For the health and wellbeing of our park visitors and staff, and to limit the spread of illness, the following measures are being implemented across our parks.

QPWS rangers have increased cleaning and disinfecting of toilets, shared spaces in camping and day-use areas, and frequently touched surfaces and objects in our information centres.

Additional portable toilet facilities and hygiene stations will be provided to assist with improved hygiene practices for campers and day visitors.

Visitors are recommended to:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water, if this isn’t possible use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser before preparing food, eating and after going to the toilet.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue.
  • Ensure your campsite is located away from other tents.
  • Where possible, bring your own portable toilet.
  • Keep your rubbish secure and dispose in bins provided or take home.
  • Stay at home if you or any members of your group are unwell.
  • Keep a personal supply of drinking and washing water during your stay. Freshwater is available at the camping service facility located on Clarkson Drive, Rainbow Beach.

QPWS will continue to monitor the situation and receive guidance from Queensland Heath in relation to health and safety information.

Check Park Alerts regularly for updates on current park conditions.

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