Health Minister Yvette D’Ath

May 6, 2021

Anyone arriving in Queensland from 1:00am on Friday – and who have visited any of the sites in Sydney linked to the latest COVID-19 cases – must enter mandatory hotel quarantine.

Anyone in Queensland prior to 1:00am on Friday who has been to any of the NSW sites during the risk period should quarantine at their home or accommodation, call 13 HEALTH (13-43-25-84) and get a COVID-19 test.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the new restrictions on Thursday morning, following the confirmation of two new cases of community transmission in Sydney.

The NSW locations include sites across Sydney from the inner city to the Eastern and Southern suburbs and Northern Beaches.

“We also understand this list of venues is likely to be increased so anyone who has been in NSW since April 27, we ask this of you – if you have any symptoms whatsoever, please get tested,” Ms D’Ath said.

Other States are invoking similar restrictions on anyone who has visited any of the listed NSW venues.

NSW has introduced new restrictions in the Greater Sydney region (including Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains) from noon on Thursday to 12:01am on Monday.

These include reintroducing masks on public transport and in shops; banning singing indoors (including places of worship); and limiting visitors to private households (20) and aged care facilities (2),

The latest restrictions follow a man in his 50s – with no contact to quarantine hotels or overseas travellers – testing positive to COVID-19 on Wednesday.

His wife has now also tested positive although other close contacts have tested negative so far.

How the man caught the disease is unknown but he has the same strain as a traveller who arrived from the United States and tested positive in quarantine.

This traveller was moved to Special Health Accommodation in Sydney on April 28.

[UPDATED with correction]

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