Total Fire Ban: What can I do?

NO – Campfires, fires for warmth or personal comfort are banned. Solid and liquid fuel barbecues and ovens are also banned.

YES – Barbecues that are fired by gas or electricity, being permanently fixed structures built of stone, metal, concrete or another non-flammable material designed exclusively for meal preparation; or that use only gas or electricity, are designed and commercially manufactured exclusively for preparation (including portable barbecues), and when alight are placed in a stable position

This is provided that:

The area within a distance of three metres from the outer perimeter of the barbecue is clear of flammable material.

You have either a hose connected to a water supply or a container with at least 10 litres of water for immediate use.

An adult is there at all times when the fire is alight who has the capacity and means to extinguish the fire.

The fire is completely extinguished before the adult leaves