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Public Health Alert West Moreton: Check if you have been in any of these locations

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.

Anyone who has been in the below locations during the relevant times are asked to monitor their health and immediately present for testing if they are experiencing any relevant symptoms.

 

DetailSuburbDateTime
Caltex GoodnaGoodna26-Jul-2011.30am-11.35am
Sleeman Sports Complex*Chandler26-Jul-2012.30-2.10pm
Garden City Shopping CentreMount Gravatt26-Jul-204-7pm
K Mart at Garden City Shopping CentreMount Gravatt26-Jul-204-5pm
JB HiFi at Garden City Shopping CentreMount Gravatt26-Jul-204.30-5pm
MOS Burger at Garden City Shopping CentreMount Gravatt26-Jul-20Around 5pm
Chatime Garden CityMount Gravatt26-Jul-20Around 6pm
Café 63Redbank Plains27-Jul-2010-10.30am
Bunnings SpringfieldSpringfield27-Jul-2011am-1pm
Bunnings OxleyOxley27-Jul-203.15-4pm
Basketball Court Springfield Lakes*Springfield Lakes27-Jul-206-8.30pm
Nando’s KenmoreKenmore27-Jul-208.45-8.55pm
Caltex WacolWacol28-Jul-208.40-8.45am
Richlands Medical Centre Richlands PlazaRichlands29-Jul-20Around 10.45am
SNP Collection Centre Forest LakeForest Lake29-Jul-20Around 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)
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • fatigue
  • 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.

For more information about respiratory and fever clinics, including hours of operation, visit the West Moreton Health website and the Darling Downs West Moreton PHN website.

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).

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