Queensland declares Greater Adelaide hotspot

Queensland will be declaring Greater Adelaide a hotspot from 1am tomorrow (5 December 2021).

Chief Health Officer Dr Peter Aitken said the decision followed the detection of multiple COVID-19 cases connected to a school reunion in Adelaide, and multiple high risk exposure sites being linked to those cases.

Anyone who has been in Greater Adelaide since 1am on 28 November, and who arrives in Queensland after 1am tomorrow, will be required to go into 14 days mandatory home or hotel quarantine.

Anyone arriving after 1am on Monday 6 December will need to have received a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in the 72 hours prior to arrival. For those who arriving into Queensland prior to 1am on Monday 6 December, a PCR test will be required as soon as practicable upon arrival into Queensland.

Anyone who has been in Greater Adelaide since 1am on 28 November, and who arrives in Queensland before 1am tomorrow or is already in Queensland, must get a test as soon as practicable and isolate at home until a negative result is received.

Greater Adelaide includes the Local Government Areas of: Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Burnside, Campbelltown, Charles Sturt, Gawler, Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham,

Norwood Payneham and St Peters, Onkaparinga, Playford, Port Adelaide Enfield, Prospect, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Unley, Walkerville, West Torrens and the Unincorporated Area of Torrens Island.

Dr Aitken said the hotspot was being declared to protect Queenslanders.

“Depending on testing clinic times, you may want to isolate in your accommodation and seek a test tomorrow morning,” Dr Aitken said.

“Please do not go out into the community, except to get tested, and then isolate until you get a negative result.

“I am calling on all Queenslanders to keep up the good work, make sure you’re following the health advice, particularly around check-in processes when you’re out in the community.”

You can find a list of testing clinics here

Dr Aitken said the growing number of cases in South Australia was a timely reminder to all Queenslanders about the importance of people being fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Dr Aitken said.

“As borders across the country reopen, the number of COVID-19 cases will rise, similar to what we are seeing in South Australia.

“Those in Queensland who are not fully vaccinated ahead of the State’s border reopening are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.

“My message to those people is clear: get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect yourselves, your loved ones and the community.”

To determine if you are eligible for home quarantine, or will need to go to hotel quarantine, see the eligibility requirements on the Queensland Government website.

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