March 13, 2021

A public health alert has been issued for parts of Brisbane in the wake of the COVID-19 case from Princess Alexandra Hospital which was confirmed on Friday night.

Anyone who have been in the locations listed below during the relevant times are should immediately quarantine at home until March 25 – and call 13-HEALTH (13-43-25-84).

Contact tracers are also currently contacting people based on details provided by the venues.

Locations:

  • Morning After Café – corner Vulture and Cambridge streets, West End – Thursday, March 11, 2:00pm-3:15pm
  • Corporate Box Gym – 368A Logan Road, Greenslopes – Thursday, March 11, 5:45pm-7:00pm
  • Stones Corner Hotel – 346 Logan Road, Stones Corner – Thursday, March 11, 7:00pm-7:45pm

A Queensland Health spokesperson said further information was being obtained on the Corporate Box Gym and Stones Corner Hotel venues and the risk assessment may be updated.

A “low-risk” venue has also been identified: the McDonald’s drive-thru, 235 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo 3:10am-3:20am

People who attended this venue at the relevant time are asked to monitor their health and immediately get tested if they get any COVID-19 symptoms.

Queensland Health also announced that all non-essential visits to hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability accommodation services and correctional facilities in Greater Brisbane will cease.

This will be effective from noon on Saturday and reviewed Tuesday.

Anyone attending these facilities in Greater Brisbane (including staff) must wear a mask. People will still be able to visit their loved ones who are at end of life.

Greater Brisbane includes:

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Logan City
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City

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The positive case did not stop the easing of restrictions in Queensland which came into force at 1:00am on Saturday.

Gatherings of up to 100 people are now allowed in homes and up to 500 people can gather outdoors.

The limit on people allowed at camp sites has also been removed, in time for the Easter break.

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UPDATE: The restrictions on visits to hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability accommodation services and correctional facilities in Greater Brisbane will lift at noon on March 19.


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