September 1, 2021

Queensland Health has issued a public health alert for contact tracing locations in Archerfield and Goondiwindi after a truck driver from NSW tested positive to COVID-19.

The driver entered Queensland on August 25 and returned to NSW the next day.

The driver was only infectious in Queensland for one day.

A spokesperson urged all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as more locations could appear throughout the day.

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Queensland’s hotel quarantine pause is easing, allowing a few more Queenslanders to return from interstate hotspots.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that from Saturday (September 4)  50 extra hotel rooms would become available.

These extra rooms will be given to returning Queenslanders or people relocating to Queensland who have been prioritised for entry early.

More will be offered as they become available.

“The pause has only just begun so our quarantine remains under considerable strain,” the Premier said.

“But I have listened to those who are undergoing hardship and ordered authorities to begin assisting as soon as possible.”

From Monday, (September 6), the application process will reopen to those seeking to relocate to Queensland as well as returning Queenslanders.

However, those wishing to relocate will have to prove they are genuine either with proof of employment or change of residential status.

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