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COVID update as restrictions continue

Queensland Health has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19.

One is linked to hotel cleaner and was in the community while infectious.

The other two are returned travellers, a father and daughter in hotel quarantine.

The individual is the partner of the quarantine hotel cleaner who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on 7 January 2021.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the partner has been in quarantine since 7 January, the same day he tested negative in the morning and positive in the evening, however additional contact tracing is underway for his movements just prior.

“This is a really important reminder to follow the advice we’ve been giving – socially distance, wear a mask when required and get tested if you have symptoms,” Dr Young said.

People who have been to these locations (below) during these periods need to get tested, regardless of symptoms, and quarantine for 14 days since attending those venues.

It is also important to remember to wear a mask to your local testing facility.

Contact tracing on the new case includes these areas:

  • Tuesday 5 January 2021 – 8am to 8.15am – Nextra Sunnybank Hills Newsagent
  • Tuesday 5 January 2021 – 2pm to 2.40pm – Bunnings Warehouse, Acacia Ridge
  • Wednesday 6 January 2021 – 2.05pm to 2.15pm – Sunnybank Cellars, Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills

There were 13,480 tests in the past 24 hours.

Restrictions are in place until 22 January for the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas.

For the next 10 days people will be required to carry a mask all times.

As of today, Victorians are only required to get tested when entering Queensland if they have symptoms.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was grateful and proud of the work that everybody has been doing during the lockdown and post lockdown.

The Premier reminded people to continue wearing and mask and said if you are in doubt, wear your mask.

For anyone with concerns or is unsure if they need to get tested or isolate, please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

To find your nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing

You can also visit our bot to find your closest testing location https://qld.health/TestLocator

The list of contact tracing locations is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/covid-19/contact-tracing.

Restrictions at a glance

  • You must carry a mask at all times.
  • Masks must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, places of worship, libraries, public transport, and taxis and rideshare vehicles.
  • Masks must be worn in workplaces if social distancing isn’t possible and it’s safe to do so.
  • You don’t need to wear a mask in private vehicles, while outdoors at a safe distance from other people or if you’re doing strenuous exercise.
  • Businesses and venues can have one person per 4 square metres indoors and one person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • Smaller venues up to 200 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres up to a maximum of 50.
  • You must be seated to eat and drink, and no dancing is allowed except at weddings.
  • Gatherings are restricted to 20 people in homes and public spaces.
  • Weddings and funerals can have up to 100 people, and dancing is allowed at weddings without restrictions.
  • Indoor concert venues and theatres can operate at 50 per cent capacity or one person per four square metres, whichever is greater.
  • Outdoor stadiums can operate at 50 per cent capacity with COVID-safe plans.
  • Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation and prisons will remain.

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