Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Monday confirmed one new case of COVID-19, a relative of a Brisbane Youth Detention Centre worker, taking the state’s number of active cases to 18.
The woman was placed into quarantine on Saturday, 22 August. Authorities are currently working with her to identify her infectious period and will continue to update contact tracing alerts.
The current alerts are listed here, which includes several locations across Ipswich.
The Premier reminded Queenslanders of the importance of getting tested.
“It’s very critical over the next seven to 14 days that if you have any symptoms whatsoever, please go and get tested,” the Premier said.
A full list of testing centres can be found here.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has recommended that masks be used in West Moreton hospitals.
“I have put in place some new arrangements with our hospitals, so I have asked our hospitals and we’re going out this morning to primary care to recommend that they consider using masks within their facilities for all patients, visitors and staff,” Dr Young said.
“We need to manage this as we go forward.
“So, for that area of Greater Brisbane, so Metro North, Metro South and West Moreton, those three hospital and health services, that this is the time to implement mask usage broadly within the facilities.”
Fever clinics are specialist clinics managed by Hospital and Health Services that assess people who may be infected with COVID-19.
These clinics help to keep people who may be contagious away from other areas of hospitals and health centres.
This helps to reduce the potential spread of the virus and keeps the emergency department available for emergencies.
Testing is free.
Testing and Fever Clinics in Ipswich
Ipswich Hospital Fever Clinic – (drop-in only), Jubilee Building, near Emergency Department entrance off Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich. Open seven days from 9.15am until 8pm.
Bundamba Salvation Army Church Hall drop in clinic is on the corner of Coal Street and Brisbane Road. They are open from 9am until 4.30pm.
QML Pathology – Drive through clinic at the Ipswich Incinerator Theater, 15 Burley Griffin Drive from 8am until 3.30pm Monday to Friday.
QML Purga – 355 Ipswich-Boonah Road is a drive through clinic from 8.30am until 4pm Monday to Friday.
Kambu – Booval at 3, 160 Brisbane Rd Booval. Booking available from 8.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. To make a booking call 0408 699 432.
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
Dedicated COVID-19 centres, patients must present with a valid request form
- Stellar Medical Centre, 10-12 Commercial Drive Springfield open 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday and until noon on Saturday.
- St Ives Shopping Centre, Goodna open 7am until 3pm Monday to Friday and 7am until 11am on Saturday.
- Ipswich Unit 2, 10 Churchill St (corner Warwick Rd) Ipswich. Open from 6.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and from 6.30am until 11am on Saturdays. Bookings are not required.
- Ipswich City Heart Building 5A, 117 Brisbane Street open from 8am until 4pm Monday to Friday.
- Brassall Shopping Centre open from 8am until 1pm Monday to Friday.
- Karalee Shopping Village open from 6.30am until noon, 1pm until 3pm Monday to Friday. 6.30am until 11.30am on Saturday.
- Walloon Shop 1, 11 Queen Street open from 6.30am until 2.30pm Monday to Friday.
Health Matters Karalee GP Respiratory Clinic – Anyone wishing to be seen at the respiratory clinic needs to make an appointment. For bookings or more information phone 07 3812 3133 or book online via https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/chuwarQLD-4306/ipswich-chuwar-respiratory-clinic/doctors or you can access hotdoc.com.au and search Ipswich Respiratory Clinic.
Address: 19-27 Junction Rd Chuwar. Hours from 7am until 7pm Monday to Thursday, 7am until 6pm Friday, 8am until 12.30pm on Saturday excluding public holidays.
Flinders Peak Medical Centre Booking by appointment only at 355 Boonah Rd, Purga, from 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am until 12.30pm on the weekend (excluding public holidays). Bookings can be made by calling 07 5464 6765.
Mater Private Hospital Springfield – Temporary walk-in clinic. 30 Health Care Drive, Springfield. Open from 8am until 4pm while required.
Mater Pathology Yamanto – around the back of Yamanto Village Shopping Centre. Open 7am until 5pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am until 1.30pm on Saturday.
To prevent the spread:
- Stay home if you are sick
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps
- Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitiser
- Leave a location if it is crowded.