Sign of the Times for Mount Isa Sporting and Recreation Groups

Return to Activity signs
Pictured from left, Mount Isa Basketball Association President Jerome Sopoaga, Councillor Peta MacRae, Mount Isa Rugby Union Secretary Jason Newell and Mount Isa Netball Association Treasurer Barbara Baker with the signs.

Published: 14th July 2020

Council is getting behind local sporting clubs and community groups as they begin to resume their activities, with special free signage to be distributed to remind people of COVID-19 safety requirements.

In line with the Queensland Government’s Return to Play plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions for sport and recreation activities, Council has created signs that can be displayed at the entrance to sporting grounds, for example, or a community group’s premises.

The signs ask visitors to respect volunteers, follow directions and capacity limits, and practise good hygiene such as observing social distancing, washing hands regularly, using hand sanitiser, and covering coughs and sneezes.

Councillor Peta MacRae, who looks after the Sports and Recreation portfolio, said the signs have been designed to encourage people do the right thing while at sporting or community venues.

“It’s been a few months since we’ve been able to enjoy team sports in our community, but now that games and community groups’ activities are getting back up and running, we hope everyone gets out and starts enjoying local sports and recreation again,” Cr MacRae said.

“Mount Isa City Council is proud to help out local sports groups whenever we can.”

One sign will be available to each club and can be collected from Council’s reception desk at the Administration Building on West Street.

For more information, please call Council’s Community Development Officer on 4747 3200.