HOPE YOU’RE HUNGRY: Roma Lions members are looking forward to welcoming locals back for some more fish and chips this Friday. Picture: File
HOPE YOU’RE HUNGRY: Roma Lions members are looking forward to welcoming locals back for some more fish and chips this Friday. Picture: File

Nothing fishy about return of beloved Lions fish and chips

FISH and chips is returning to Roma’s Lions Park this Friday night, but won’t look quite the same.

Coronavirus restrictions mean it won’t be dinner in the park, but rather Lions supporters will be able to pick up a feed for takeaway.

Garry Law said the club had worked with the Maranoa Regional Council to develop a CovidSafe plan.

“They are pleased we can recommence this event,” Mr Law said.

“It will not be an open air, sit down event. with strictly rules, this Friday night’s fish and chips will be takeaway only.”

Mr Law said wherever possible, only one individual from each family group come to the park to pick up their orders, in order to minimise the number of people in the park at any one time and enable social distancing to be maintained.

“We have to make this work so that we do not increase the exposure to the community that has worked so hard to ‘flatten the curve’,” Mr Law said.

“And we don’t want to see a reversal of restrictions that is occurring in other areas of Australia.

“We are hoping ‘normal’ comes back soon, but for now we have to play by the pandemic rules.”

Mr Law said the club was looking forward to seeing as many people as possible within the Queensland Health directives.

The only entry point will be Watson St, near the corner of the Lions Den, with the exit in another location.