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New COVID-19 exposure sites confirmed in Ipswich

Queensland recorded another ten COVID-19 cases and 48,028 tests overnight, as contact tracers identified four new exposure sites in Ipswich.

The new cases are all locally acquired household contacts linked to the Indooroopilly Delta cluster, bringing the total number of cases in the Indooroopilly Delta cluster to 89.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding urged Ipswich residents who have been to the exposure sites to get tested.

“These latest results today show that people are doing the right things, following a record day for testing on Wednesday,” Mayor Harding said.

“Let’s keep working together to keep the community safe. That means staying home unless you absolutely have to leave, checking in on your friends and family online and over the phone, and frequently checking for new exposure sites.”

A new close contact exposure site has been identified at Bundamba Family Store – The Salvation Army, 12 Coal Street, Bundamba on Friday 30 July from 11.18am until noon.

Read what to do if you have been to this site here: Close contacts

A new casual contact exposure site has been identified at Officeworks, 44 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, where a COVID positive case was on Friday 30 July from 10.49am until 11.15am.

Read what to do if you have been to this site here: Casual contacts

A low risk contact exposure site has also been identified as the Officeworks/Coles entrance at 44 Brisbane Street, Ipswich between 10.49am and 11.15am on Friday 30 July.

Another low risk contact exposure site is the Yamanto Bakery, 512 Warwick Road, Yamanto, between 8am and 8.17am on Friday 30 July.

Read what to do if you have been to these sites here: Low risk contacts

Contact tracing venues can be found at http://health.qld.gov.au/tracing

Five cases are household contact of Ironside state school cases, three are household contacts of Indooroopilly State High School cases, two are household contacts of Brisbane Boys Grammar School cases.

Eight were not infectious in the community at all but two were infectious in the community for one day and that was during the South East Queensland lockdown period.

Testing clinics

Locally, the Mater Private Hospital is open for testing from 8am until 4pm.

Raceview Hockey Grounds, 65 Briggs Road is open from 8am until 4pm.

The Ipswich Hospital Court Street Fever Clinic is open for extended hours from 8am until 6.30pm.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology are open and COVID-19 testing at their Ipswich, Booval, Kenmore, Forest Lake, Mt Ommaney, Walloon and other clinics.

Due to increased demand, private testing and respiratory clinics will not require a GP referral until midnight Friday 6 August 2021.

Participating providers include Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP), Queensland Medical Laboratories (QML), 4Cyte Pathology, Medlab Pathology, Mater Pathology and Genomics for Life.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 you can visit your local doctor, fever clinic or respiratory clinic. Find more information about those here.

To find a COVID testing location near you, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics

Lockdown

The South East Queensland lockdown is currently until 4pm Sunday, 8 August 2021.

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 are in lockdown.

Residents in South East Queensland can only leave home (which includes temporary accommodation such as a holiday rental) for essential purposes:

  • Obtaining essential goods or services, including healthcare
  • Exercising in your local area – it can only be within 10km of your home, and within 10km of your personal trainer’s home if you are exercising with a personal trainer
  • Attending essential work or school and childcare for the children of essential workers or vulnerable children
  • Assisting a vulnerable person or family member
  • Obtaining a COVID-19 test or vaccination

 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, read the public health direction here for full details.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting or nausea
  • loss of smell and/or taste

Other symptoms can include muscle or joint pains or loss of appetite.

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If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, call your doctor or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and get tested.

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