Businesses opening 15th May (Stage 1)

The following businesses will re-open from 15th May as part of Stage 1 of the COVID recovery. Restaurants will be open for up to 10 diners. Further information will be posted as it comes to hand.

Click here for businesses which will re-open from 1st June 2020.

Open for dine in, seating limited:

Capricorn Coast

  • Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina
  • Beaches Restaurant
  • Vue Restaurant
  • Freedom Fast Cats – from 22 May to 26 June 2020, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, transfers only, no cruises
  • Tsuruya Restaurant – from 22 May, 3 sitting times for lunch (1 hour each) – 11:30, 12:40, 13:50, 2 sitting times for dinner (1.5 hours each) – 17:30, 19:10. Bookings required 4925 2580
  • Monkey Pig Brewery & Pigglettoes Providore & Cafe – Dine-in sessions on Fridays and Saturdays 12:30-2:30pm and 3:00-5:00pm.
  • Livingstone Shire Council area playgrounds, skate parks, public toilets (midnight 15th May)
  • Car wash at Yeppoon multi-storey car park (15th May)
  • Customer Support at Yeppoon Town Hall 9am-2pm (18th May)
  • Yeppoon & Emu Park libraries 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday (18th May)
  • Byfield, Marlborough, Mt Chalmers libraries hours as per normal (18th May)
  • Keppel Sands Hotel Motel

Central Highlands

The Central Highlands region is included in Outback Queensland as part of the Roadmap to ease restrictions.

• Dine-in pubs and cafes will be allowed up to 20 patrons at a time from tomorrow,16 May. Read more.

• The Visitor Information Centre in Emerald has re-opened today. It will operate weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm and weekends 10:00am – 2:00pm. Read more.

• Fossicking areas at the Sapphire Gemfields are open from tomorrow, 16 May. Read more.

• Recreational facilities at Fairbairn Dam and Bedford Weir are open from tomorrow, 16 May. Read more.

• Outback locals will be allowed recreational travel, including overnight accommodation, of a 500km radius within Outback areas. Read more.

Central Highlands Regional Council’s public playgrounds, skate parks, outdoor gyms, libraries, transaction centres and outdoor sports facilities will re-open in line with eased restrictions.


Continuing to offer takeaways only:

Venues that are still closed:

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