July 1, 2021
Queensland Health has added Alice Springs to a growing number of declared COVID-19 hotspots.
The move means anyone who has been in the Northern Territory town is now not allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a returning Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for an essential purpose.
Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.
The declaration for the Alice Springs local government area came into force at 1:00am on Thursday.
There are currently declared hotspots in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and NSW.
- A full list of hotspots is available on the Queensland Health website
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Queensland Health is urging residents to continue checking the COVID-19 exposure site list, as more locations in the Brisbane area were added to it on Thursday.
The latest list of Close, Casual and Low-Risk contact locations is available online
Queensland Health has also emphasised the Ban Ban Springs site previously identified are the female toilets in the Rest Area, not in the service station.
- Related article: Ban Ban Springs Added To List