September 29, 2021

A public health alert has been issued for new locations in the Brisbane CBD, Cannon Hill, Carindale, Camp Hill and Hamilton following a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Brisbane.

Queensland Health issued a series of alerts on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

“We urge all Queenslanders to check the contact tracing website and follow the health advice if you’ve been to any of these locations,” a spokesperson said.

“Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested as soon as practical.”

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council also issued an alert:

“Please avoid travel to Brisbane and surround areas – new cases of COVID have been identified – we have been advised by health authorities a lot more locations are expected to affected. Please do not travel to the affected areas or visit our Cherbourg community if you have been in these areas. Stay home and #KeepMobSafe.” 

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Earlier:

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at all clinics throughout Queensland.

This follows the confirmation on Wednesday morning that two more people have spent time in the Queensland community while infectious.

The first – a close contact of the aviation worker from earlier this week – lives at Gaven on the Gold Coast.

In an unrelated incident, a truck driver who lives at Biggera Waters has tested positive in NSW. He is believed to have been infectious in the Gold Coast community for three days.

The mask restrictions announced on Tuesday for Brisbane City and Moreton council areas have now been extended to the Gold Coast.

New contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast have been added to the Queensland Health website

Anyone who has been anywhere in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Moreton Bay local government areas since 1:00am on September 19 must follow these face mask requirements.

And – people attending the rugby league grand final should take note – from 1:00am on Wednesday (September 29) spectators attending stadium events at major and smaller venues in Queensland must wear a mask at all times, even while they are seated, except when eating.

Spectators cannot consume food or drink while standing in a stadium, but can remove their masks briefly to eat or drink when seated.

Restrictions on people visiting hospitals, aged and disability care facilities and prisons have also also been extended to the Gold Coast.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said it was vital Queenslanders did not delay in getting the vaccine.

“Delta variant is on our doorstep,” she said.

“We’ve always said it’s a matter of when, not if, the Delta variant spreads in Queensland.

“It’s so important you get your first dose as soon as possible because you still need to get a second dose after at least three weeks for maximum protection.

“Every person who gets vaccinated is helping to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and protect their communities.

“We must remember that we will only reach a pathway out of the pandemic if people come forward and get vaccinated.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk warned again that Queensland could not keep Delta out of the community forever.

“Thanks to the way we’ve responded to the pandemic, we have a great window of opportunity to vaccinate as many Queenslanders as possible,” she said.

“If you’re yet to get vaccinated, I urge you to come forward.

“You can still book in – bookings will continue to take priority. But if you’re walking past one of our more than 80 clinics throughout the State, please drop in and get a jab.”

Anyone aged 12 and over is now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine at all Queensland Health vaccination locations.

[UPDATED. Originally published as “Walk-In Vax After More Cases”]


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