Queensland Health has issued a Public Health Alert for West Moreton and Brisbane South after contact tracing a confirmed case from 31 July, of COVID-19.
|Sleeman Sports Complex*||Chandler||26-Jul-20||12.30-2.10pm|
|Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26-Jul-20||4-7pm|
|K Mart at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26-Jul-20||4-5pm|
|JB HiFi at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26-Jul-20||4.30-5pm|
|MOS Burger at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26-Jul-20||Around 5pm|
|Chatime Garden City||Mount Gravatt||26-Jul-20||Around 6pm|
|Café 63||Redbank Plains||27-Jul-20||10-10.30am|
|Basketball Court Springfield Lakes*||Springfield Lakes||27-Jul-20||6-8.30pm|
|Richlands Medical Centre Richlands Plaza||Richlands||29-Jul-20||Around 10.45am|
|SNP Collection Centre Forest Lake||Forest Lake||29-Jul-20||Around 11.35am|
*People who are close contacts will be contacted directly by the Public Health Unit.
Additionally, the Public Health Alert issued on 29 July, 2020 has been amended with an updated time relating to the Primary Medical and Dental Practice at Browns Plains on 24 July 2020 to 3.30pm until 4.30pm.
It is important to:
- 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 sanitizer
- Leave the location if it is crowded.
If you have any concerns about your health, contact your doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
Common symptoms of COVID-19
Even if your symptoms are mild, you should be tested.
The most common symptoms are:
- fever (or history of a fever)
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
- loss of taste or smell
If you are unwell with any of these symptoms, visit your closest testing clinic straight away.
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
Mater Private Hospital Springfield – A temporary testing clinic is open Saturday 1, August until Sunday, 2 August from 8am until 4pm. It is a walk in only clinic and is located in the car park on Mercy Avenue.
Springfield Popup Testing Clinic – Western carpark of Orion Springfield Central shopping centre (behind Target) on Sirius Drive. This clinic is open all weekend from 9am until 4pm. Children under five years of age must be taken to a permanent clinic for testing. Bring food and water in case of a long wait.
Ipswich Hospital Fever Clinic – (drop-in only), Jubilee Building, near Emergency Department entrance off Chelmsford Ave, Ipswich.
Kambu – Booval (this clinic is set up for patients of indigenous heritage only) 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 centre, patients must present with a valid request form at Unit 2, 10 Churchill St (corner Warwick Rd) Ipswich.
Booking available from 6.30am until 5pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and from 6.30am until 11am on Saturdays. Bookings are not required.
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 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Flinders Peak Medical Centre Booking by appointment only at 355 Boonah Rd, Purga, from 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am until noon on the weekend (excluding public holidays). Bookings can be made by calling 07 5464 6765.
Council monitoring situation closely
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Ipswich City Council is aware of latest developments with the new COVID-19 cases in south east Queensland.
“At this stage, all council facilities in Springfield and surrounding suburbs remain open,” she said.
“A fever clinic has been set up at Orion Springfield Central shopping centre and is open from Thursday until Sunday (between 9am and 4pm) and residents who have symptoms or are concerned are urged to get tested or see their GP.
“Queensland Health is the lead organisation on this matter and council is committed to supporting our community.
“We will update our community the minute we receive further advice from the State Government.”
Mayor Harding encouraged people to follow state and federal guidelines and adhere to social distancing and other measures to ensure their health and safety.
“Our major focus at the moment is on our community, customers and staff,” she said.
“We will continue to update Ipswich residents as information comes to hand.”
The Local Disaster Management Group, which is chaired by Mayor Harding, has amended its activation status to Lean Forward (prepared to support the community at short notice).