COVID-19 restrictions will be extended in Ipswich for seven days until 6am on Friday, 23 July after three cases of community transmission were recorded in Queensland overnight.
People in the local government areas of Ipswich, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Logan, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast must continue to wear masks whenever they leave home.
A 12 year-old boy and his parent tested positive after arriving from Sydney and authorities are working through contact tracing and will update exposure venues throughout Thursday here.
The third case was an international airport worker who had been vaccinated.
Two further cases were detected already in hotel quarantine.
There are currently 50 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland with 12,350 tests conducted overnight.
Gatherings in private residences remain limited to 30 people, and businesses and venues are limited to one person per four square metres indoors and one person per two square metres outdoors.
Visitor restrictions will remain in place for hospitals, aged care and disability centres.
Restrictions will ease in the local government areas of Townsville and Palm Island at 6am tomorrow as planned.
Updated restrictions for South East Queensland can be found here.
You must carry a face mask with you at all times. You must wear a face mask at all times when you are outside your home, unless:
- you are alone in your car or with the members of your household
- you are eating or drinking
- you are at your usual workplace and can physically distance from others (except if you work in a public-facing role in a hospitality venue or are a passenger transport operator)
- you are alone outdoors or exercising alone outdoors with members of your household. If you pass others, you must put on your mask
- it is unsafe.
There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.
People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
- vomiting or nausea
- loss of smell and/or taste
Other symptoms can include muscle or joint pains or loss of appetite.
- Eligible people can now book to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Queensland Health vaccination location.
- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended for use during pregnancy.
- The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now the preferred vaccine for use in people under the age of 60.