Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has today updated the number of declared COVID-19 hotspots in Victoria.
The declared hotspots now include all 31 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Greater Melbourne, as well as five bordering LGAs – Murrindindi, Mitchell, Moorabool, Macedon Ranges and Greater Geelong.
Hotspots are declared under the Public Health Act 2005 to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
The update to declared hotspots follows the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases in Greater Melbourne, along with several active outbreaks demonstrating community transmission and risk of community transmission within the Greater Melbourne region.
Anyone who has travelled to or lived in one of the declared hotspots within 14 days of travel to Queensland must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Queensland, unless the travel to Queensland is for a limited number of essential purposes.
Penalties apply for not complying with the direction.