26 September 2023

Health issues alert for tracing COVID

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Queensland Health has issued a public health alert for COVID-19 contact-tracing locations in Chermside and Nundah.

The Department said the new venues related to a man who was infectious when he entered Queensland on 14 July from NSW.

It said the man had since been linked to a Queensland woman who tested positive on Thursday.

Queensland Health said all Queenslanders should regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on its website and follow the public health advice.

Meanwhile, the Department said NSW residents relocating to Queensland were reminded that while an exemption was not required to enter the State, they would need to enter by air and complete 14 days of hotel quarantine.

“Those wishing to enter by road or quarantine at their new home will need to apply for an exemption,” the Department said.

“However, exemptions are only granted in extreme exceptional circumstances.

“If you are coming from an area of NSW outside the border zone, staying for 14 days in the border zone is not sufficient, as the border zone is still considered a hotspot, and entry to Queensland is for border zone residents and for a limited range of essential reasons only.”

The Department reminded all Queenslanders: “If you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested for COVID-19.”

Contact tracing venues can be found at this PS News link.

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