Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young

July 16, 2021

Queensland is declaring all of Victoria a COVID-19 hotspot from 1:00am on Saturday (July 17).

Anyone who has been to Victoria will not be 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.

Queensland residents, and anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland from these locations, will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the department was responding quickly to the evolving situation in Victoria for the safety of Queenslanders.

“The situation in Victoria is continuing to escalate, and because they’ve imposed a lockdown, we’ll be restricting access to Queensland from all of Victoria ,” she said.

“It is imperative that if you have been to Victoria, you follow the lockdown rules and don’t travel to Queensland.”

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Queensland Health issued a new Public Health Alert on Friday for exposure sites in south-east Queensland, the Moreton Bay region and Brisbane Airport.

The contact tracing locations include sites in Aspley, Caboolture, Chermside, Cotton Tree, Forest Glen, Kippa-Ring, Maroochydore, Redcliffe, Rothwell and the Brisbane Airport.

“We are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice,” a Queensland Health spokesperson said.

“Anyone who has been to a venue within the identified timeframe should get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result. Also complete the contact tracing form on the website.

“A reminder for all Queenslanders – if you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested for COVID-19.

“Anyone who has recently travelled to Queensland from interstate is urged to monitor the contact tracing list for new and updated exposure venues.”

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