Greater Brisbane declared a high risk area

Peter Gutwein,Premier

Tasmania has declared Greater Brisbane a high risk area following the Queensland Government’s announcement of a three day lockdown of residents of this area.

This follows a city hotel quarantine worker being diagnosed with a more infectious ‘new variant’ strain of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Greater Brisbane covers five council areas – Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Ipswich and Logan.

Residents of Greater Brisbane are required to stay at home and must not travel.

Any traveller arriving in Tasmania from today who has been in the Greater Brisbane area since 2 January will need to immediately quarantine for up to 14 days.

If they do not have a suitable premises they will be placed into a Government quarantine hotel.

If you are now in Tasmania and have been in the Greater Brisbane area since 2 January, please check the list of risk locations at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing. If you have been at any of these places at the dates and times, please self-isolate and contact the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a test.

An SMS will be sent today to all persons in Tasmania who were recently in Queensland with this advice.

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