Deputy Premier and Health Minister Dr Steven Miles

August 29, 2020

New COVID-19 restrictions will come into force in the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service region – which includes the South Burnett – from 8:00am on Monday.

The new restrictions are identical to the orders already in place in the Brisbane City, Gold Coast City, Ipswich City, Logan City, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay, Redland City and Somerset council areas.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed on Saturday afternoon the new restrictions cover the South Burnett, Cherbourg, Western Downs, Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Southern Downs council areas.

Gatherings inside homes and in non-organised gatherings without COVID Safe plans will be limited to 10 people.

Aged care homes and disability accommodation providers will be put into lockdown.

Arrangements with COVID Safe plans – for example, pubs, restaurants and organised events – can continue operating as usual.

The new restrictions follow the revelation on Friday night that two venues in the Toowoomba area had been added to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster tracing list:

  • August 16 – The Southern Hotel, Toowoomba – 8:15am to 10:00am
  • August 16 – The Queens Park Markets, East Toowoomba – 10:00am-11:00am

Anyone who has been to these locations at these times should monitor their health and, if they develop even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

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Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles said there had been four more confirmed cases added to the Wacol cluster list since Friday, taking the total number of active cases in Queensland to 24.

Eighteen of these patients are in hospital.

The latest cases are:

  • A Queensland Corrections trainee, who lives at Greenbank
  • A woman, aged 30-39, who lives at Forest Lake and is the wife of a trainee previously diagnosed
  • A woman, aged 30-39, who lives at Pimpama and is the wife of a previously diagnosed Pimpama case
  • A woman, aged 60-69, who lives at Forest Lake, and is the wife of a previously reported case.

The Deputy Premier said the fact that three of the four latest cases were the result of household transmission emphasised the importance of restricting the number of visitors to households.

“Household spread is also what we know was a key driver of the early cases in that second wave in Victoria,” he said.

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Contact Tracing Alerts – Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cluster

Queensland Health released an updated list on Saturday.

NB. There are two Toowoomba locations listed on August 16.

Anyone who has been to any of these locations at these times should monitor their health and, if they develop even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.

  • 13 August – Australian Nails, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 11:00am-noon
  • 13 August – Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 11:00am-3:00pm
  • 13 August – The Fig Tree Bakehouse, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – noon to unknown
  • 13 August – Nandos, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – after noon to unknown
  • 14 August – OfficeWorks, Browns Plains – 10:00am-10:10am
  • 14 August – Coles, Browns Plains Grand Plaza – after 10:00am to before 11:00am
  • 14 August – Ikea, Slacks Creek – 11:00am-2:00pm
  • 14 August – Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth Shopping Centre – 11:15am-11:30am
  • 14 August – Anytime Fitness, Village Square, Browns Plains – 2:20pm-3:30pm
  • 14 August – Bunnings, Browns Plains – 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • 14 August – Aldi, Forest Lake Village Shopping Centre – 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • 14 August – Coles, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • 14 August – Forest Lake Tavern – 6:30pm-10:30pm
  • 15 August – K-Mart, Browns Plains Grand Plaza – 9:30am-9:45am
  • 15 August – Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains – 10:25am-11:35am
  • 15 August – Pimpama Junction Centre, Pimpama – 10:00am-11:50am
  • 15 August – Coomera Westfield – 11:20am-11:25am
  • 16 August – The Jam Pantry, Greenslopes – 9:45am-11:00am
  • 16 August – Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth Shopping Centre – 10:00am-10:15am
  • 16 August – Chemist Warehouse, Pimpama City Centre – 8:20am-8:30am
  • 16 August – Pimpama Junction Centre – 12:20am-12:25pm
  • 16 August – Zarraffa’s, Pimpama City – 10:00am to unknown
  • 16 August – The Southern Hotel, Toowoomba – 8:15am to 10:00am
  • 16 August – The Queens Park Markets, East Toowoomba – 10:00am-11:00am
  • 16 August – Coles, Browns Plains Grand Plaza – 10:30am-11:00am
  • 16 August – 7-11 Service Station, Springfield – 12:10pm-12:15pm
  • 16 August – Anytime Fitness, Village Square Browns Plains – 1:20pm-2:30pm
  • 16 August – The Riverlink Shopping Centre, Ipswich – morning
  • 16 August – The Reject Shop, Ipswich – morning
  • 16 August – Jamaica Blue coffee shop, Ipswich – morning
  • 16 August – Puma Fuel, Wacol – 4:00pm-4:10pm
  • 17 August – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • 17 August – Zarraffa’s, Pimpama City – 6:30am to unknown
  • 17 August – Coles Express, Pimpama City Centre – 6:18am-4:25pm
  • 17 August – Coles, Upper Coomera – 8:00pm-8:10pm
  • 17 August – BUPA Indooroopilly – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • 17 August – Origin Kebabs, Indooroopilly – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • 17 August – Calamvale Central Shopping Centre – 1:30pm-2:00pm
  • 17 August – Richlands Magistrates Courthouse – 12:15pm-12:30pm
  • 17 August – Bendigo Bank, Elizabeth St Shopping Centre, Acacia Ridge – 12:45pm-12:55pm
  • 17 August – Munch Inn Cafe, Elizabeth St Shopping Centre, Acacia Ridge – 1:00pm-1:10pm
  • 17 August – Greenbank Takeaway – 6:30pm-6:40pm
  • 17 August – Costco Bundamba Self-Service fuel station – afternoon
  • 18 August – BCF Greenslopes – 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • 18 August – Spotlight, Indooroopilly – 9:00am-11:00am
  • 18 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 3:50pm to unknown
  • 18 August – The Rock and Roll Butcher, Logan Road, Greenslopes – 1:00pm to unknown
  • 18 August – Chemist Warehouse, Waratah Drive, Crestmead – afternoon
  • 18 August – Uncle Bill’s Takeaway, Brassall – 5:45pm-6:15pm
  • 18 August – United Fuels, Springfield – 6:05pm-6:12pm
  • 18 August – Kingsfood Restaurant, Market Square, Sunnybank – 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • 18 August – BP Wacol (cnr Boundary & Progress Rds) – evening
  • 19 August – 12 RND Fitness, Birkdale – 8:00am-9:30am
  • 19 August – Woolworths, Browns Plains Grand Plaza – 9:30am to unknown
  • 19 August – The Jam Pantry, Greenslopes – 10:30am-11:45am
  • 19 August – OfficeWorks, Ipswich – 11:00am-11:10am
  • 19 August – The Red Cross Op Shop, Sherwood Rd, Sherwood – 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • 19 August – Transport & Main Roads Service Centre, Sherwood – 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • 19 August – Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 19 August – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 19 August – Myer, Indooroopilly – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 19 August – David Jones, Indooroopilly – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 19 August – Touch Of Indian, Indooroopilly – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 19 August – Sweets From Heaven, Indooroopilly – 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 19 August – Bras’n’Things, Westfield Carindale – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 19 August – Ghanda clothing, Westfield Carindale – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 19 August – Myer, Westfield Carindale – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • 19 August – Newsagent, Sherwood Rd, Sherwood – 1:10pm-1:20pm
  • 19 August – Baskin Robbins, Camp Hill Market Place – 5:30pm-5:40pm
  • 19 August – Pho Inn, Camp Hill Market Place – 5:30pm-5:40pm
  • 19 August – 7-11 Springfield – 7:30pm-7:35pm
  • 19 August – Ipswich Hospital Emergency Department – 11:00pm-6:19am
  • 19 August – Zarraffa’s, Pimpama City – 6:30am to unknown
  • 20 August – Woolworths, Marsden on Fifth Shopping Centre – 10:00am-10:15am
  • 20 August – USQ Campus Cafe, Springfield – 12:05pm-12:13pm
  • 20 August – Coles, Forest Lake – 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • 21 August – Woolworths, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 10:30am-10:45am
  • 21 August – The Chop Shop Butcher, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 10:45am-11:15am
  • 21 August – Best & Less, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 10:45am-11:15am
  • 21 August – The Orion Nail Bar, Springfield – 4:15pm-5:00pm
  • 21 August – Sia’s Takeaway, Kingston Rd, Slacks Creek – 11:30am-11:45am
  • 21 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 7:00am to unknown
  • 21 August – Coles Express, Pimpama City Centre – 9:00pm to unknown
  • 21 August – Southern Bay Cyclones rugby game (Cyclones v Logan Saints) – 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • 21 August – Graceville Netball Courts & Canteen, Faulkner Park, Graceville – 8:00am-10:15am
  • 22 August – The Pet Barn, Browns Plains – 10:30am-10:45am
  • 22 August – Bunnings, Browns Plains – 10:45am-11:15am
  • 22 August – The Good Guys, Browns Plains – 11:15am-11:35am
  • 22 August – United Service Station, Pimpama – 4:00pm-4:20pm
  • 22 August – McDonald’s, Pimpama – 8:30am-9:30am
  • 22 August – Bunnings, Oxenford – Noon to 12:05pm
  • 22 August – Coles, Pimpama City – 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • 22 August – Graceville Netball Courts & Canteen, Faulkner Park, Graceville – 8:00am-4:00pm
  • 22 August – Kmart, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – 3:15pm-4:45pm
  • 23 August – Coles, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 5:00pm-5:15pm
  • 23 August – Coles, Pimpama City – 4:10pm-4:20pm
  • 23 August – IGA, Coomera – 2:10pm-2:20pm
  • 23 August – Coles, Pimpama City – 4:05pm-4:20pm
  • 24 August – The Good Guys, Oxley – 9:00am-9:45am
  • 24 August – Woolworths, The Station, Oxley – 10:00am-10:30am
  • 24 August – Perks Cafe, Jimboomba Central Shopping Centre – 10:00am-10:45am
  • 24 August – Woolworths, Jimboomba Central Shopping Centre – 11:00am-11:15am
  • 24 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 4:20pm-4:30pm
  • 24 August – Coomera Westfield, Coomera Town Centre – 5:30pm-6:00pm
  • 25 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 6:40am-6:45am
  • 25 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 4:20pm-4:30pm
  • 26 August – Coomera Westfield, Coomera Town Centre – 9:30am-10:25am
  • 26 August – Woolworths, Pimpama Junction – 10:40am-10:50am
  • 26 August – Kmart, Oxenford – 11:00am-11:10am
  • 26 August – Bunnings, Oxenford – 11:20am-11:50am
  • 26 August – Woolworths, Pimpama Junction – noon to 12:15pm
  • 26 August – Zazar’s Kebabs, Pimpama – 12:15pm-12:25pm
  • 26 August – Logan Motorway BP Centre & McDonald’s, Larapinta – 5:45pm-5:50pm
  • 26 August – Gold Coast University Hospital fever clinic, Southport – 7:00pm-7:20pm
  • 26 August – Pub Lane Tavern, Greenbank Shopping Centre – 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • 27 August – Princess Alexandra Hospital fever clinic, Woolloongabba – 12:40pm-12:55pm
  • 27 August – PriceLine Pharmacy, Forest Lake – 9:00am-9:10am
  • 27 August – Coles, Forest Lake Shopping Centre – 9:15am-9:30am

NB. Public contact tracing alerts are removed after 14 days as they are no longer applicable.

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2 Responses to "Restrictions Tighten In South Burnett"

  1. Bouncer  August 29, 2020

    Can someone explain why these restrictions are only in effect from 8:00am Monday instead of immediately? Doesn’t this delay mean there’s greater possibility of the virus being transmitted within our communities over the weekend?

    “Aged care homes and disability accommodation providers will be put into lockdown”.

    As everyone should know by now, people in these facilities are extremely vulnerable to the virus. I feel that anyone considering visiting any of them prior to the lockdown should seriously think again. Remember, anyone can have the virus and not display any symptoms. Our health authorities should be reminding people to act with “an abundance of caution”.

    We don’t want to end up like Victoria.

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  2. Grace  August 30, 2020

    I think travel restrictions should have been in place weeks ago …. absolutely ridiculous that you’re only allowed so many people in gatherings but you can still drive all over the state. So people who are living where the virus is active at the moment, around Ipswich, can jump in their cars/caravans and drive all over Queensland? Ridiculous!

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