Following on from the big news last week, that many Queensland national parks are now off-limits to visitors, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has just announced three Gold Coast beaches will close tomorrow.
The three beaches where people will be turned away include The Spit, Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta.
A weekend of packed Gold Coast beaches, where crowds laid down their towels near one another and went against the new physical-distancing rules, is the reason behind the latest move in the coronavirus saga.
Come midnight on Tuesday 7 April until the foreseeable future, The Spit will be closed from the Rock Wall to Tower 42 (opposite Sea World), Surfers Paradise Beach will be closed from Clifford St Tower 33 to South Narrowneck Tower 37 and Coolangatta Beach will be a no-go zone from Coolangatta Groyne to Greenmount Point.
For Gold Coast locals, you’ll be relieved to know that other Gold Coast beaches will remain open for Gold Coasters only, allowing you to get that dose of Vitamin D, work up a sweat on the sand or cool off this Easter long weekend.
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