Hotspot declared for Waverley Council area in Sydney

Following the announcement of further COVID-19 cases in Sydney, Queensland is declaring the Waverly Council Local Government Area a hotspot from 1am, Saturday 19 June 2021.

The Waverley Council includes the suburbs of Bronte, Tamarama, Bondi, Dover Heights, Rose Bay, Queens Park, Bondi Junction, Vaucluse and Charing Cross.

Anyone who has been in the Waverley LGA in the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a returning Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for an essential purpose.

Anyone who is allowed to enter Queensland will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said Queensland was taking a cautious approach as positive cases increased in Sydney.

“It is concerning that one of the new confirmed cases is believed to have been infected through ‘fleeting’ contact,” Dr Young said.

“Given the number of listed exposure venues in this area is increasing, and this concerning transmission risk, we have decided to make Waverley LGA a hotspot from 1am tomorrow.”

Queenslanders are encouraged to reconsider non-essential travel to the Greater Sydney region at this time.

Anyone who has arrived into Queensland from NSW in the past 14 days should check and monitor the interstate exposure venues site.

Under the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction, people who have been to these venues and are already in Queensland must immediately travel by private transport directly to their home or accommodation and quarantine.

They also need to complete the Queensland Health online contact tracing self-assessment form, get tested as soon as possible, and await advice from Queensland Health.

Everyone is encouraged to monitor the Queensland Health interstate exposure venue lists for 14 days after they arrive to ensure no new venues have been added.

For a list of NSW exposure sites, visit www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.

From 1am Saturday 19 June, anyone travelling to Queensland from New Zealand or any state or Territory within Australia will need to make an online travel declaration.

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