Public programs paused amid COVID-19 surge

Published: 11 Jan 2022

Due to coronavirus and the current public health advice to minimise movements and avoid unnecessary gatherings within the community, some council services have been temporarily impacted.

Mackay Regional Council Library branches will remain open and will continue to operate as usual, however, the book sale and all public programs, including children’s programs, have been postponed until further notice.

Likewise, Artspace Mackay will remain open to gallery visitors, but all public programs, including artists talks and school holiday programs will not be going ahead in their current format.  The Artspace Mackay team are exploring options to deliver some programs digitally and residents are encouraged to visit their Facebook page for updates.

Sarina Youth Centre has also suspended public programs; however, the centre is still open for individual support via appointment.  For details, head to the Sarina Youth Centre Facebook page.

A series of governance-related community workshops for clubs and not-for-profits has also been put on hold.  Follow council’s Community Programs Team Facebook page for updates on these workshops.

Council’s popular outdoor fitness programs – Activate Mackay Region and Active in the Regions – will continue to be run in line with advice around essential exercise activities.

All events and shows at the MECC will continue in accordance with Queensland Government advice regarding indoor entertainment venues.

Council is also reminding residents that, as per the Queensland Government mandate, masks must be worn indoors everywhere in Queensland, except in your own home or accommodation, and where it is unsafe, such as while doing strenuous exercise.