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Hospital Restricts Visitors

To help manage the spread of coronavirus, Darling Downs Health is restricting visitors to Toowoomba Hospital. Novel coronavirus is a highly contagious respiratory illness, with symptoms of fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath. Commencing today, until further notice, there will be a limit of one visitor per patient, per day to Toowoomba […]

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Coronavirus Closes Village

The management of Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum & Park Inc. has made the decision to close their gates to the public. Volunteers essential to maintenance will still be onsite daily to maintain the Village and it’s animals and gardens, but will follow coronavirus protocol (staying home if you feel unwell, maintaining a 1.5m distance and […]

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Lifeline Darling Downs COVID-19 Community Response

Lifeline Darling Downs has issued a statement regarding COVID-19 and how they are responding to the ever-changing environment. “We would like to reassure the various communities we operate in across the Darling Downs and far South West of Queensland that we are still open for business having put measures in place to protect our staff, […]

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Council Announces Closures

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will temporarily close all Library facilities, Art Galleries, Milne Bay Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Highfields Fitness and Recreation Centre and Toowoomba City Community Rooms from the close of business Monday 23rd March, 2020 until further notice. Toowoomba Regional Council CEO Brian Pidgeon said the decision to close these facilities is based […]

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Remote Learning Ready To Launch At Glennie

The Glennie School is now prepared to launch its comprehensive remote learning program (I Love Glennie Schooling) when the campus closes on Friday (27th March). Teachers have long been prepared for the possible need to extend their current face-to-face teaching practices into a remote learning situation. Mr Peter Crawley, the Glennie School Principal, said that […]

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A Statement From DownsSteam

COVID-19 UPDATE On the 19th of March 2020 the Darling Downs Historical Railway Society Ltd. (DownsSteam) board of directors decided in the interest of protecting the health and safety of both our visitors and our volunteers, DownsSteam Drayton will be CLOSED to the general public from now until the 19th of May 2020. All events […]

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Dam Closes To Public Access

Toowoomba Regional Council has again closed Cooby Dam to the public until further notice. Toowoomba Regional Council Water and Waste General Manager Damian Platts said Council officers had detected high levels of Saxitoxin, which if ingested may cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and possible diarrhea. “Council will close entry gates to Loveday Cove, and the […]

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Toowoomba Royal Show Cancellation

Coronavirus has claimed another victim with the announcement that the 2020 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show has been cancelled. Last week the Prime Minister and COAG jointly advised against organised, non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more. A raft of entertainment and sporting events cancellations quickly followed, as well as  conferences, meetings and the like, […]

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