Queensland quarantine measures kick in as Sydney records one case of COVID-19

There has been one confirmed case in Sydney today and the New South Wales Health Department has begun publishing exposure sites.

Anyone in Queensland who has been to one of these declared COVID-19 exposure sites during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction would apply to people in Queensland who had been to any of these locations.

“We will be closely monitoring the situation in NSW over coming days,” Dr Young said.

“It’s important that anyone who has been to these venues in Sydney follow the advice of NSW Health, and not travel.

“you have been to any of these sites and are already in Queensland, you must immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine.

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

“We act quickly in these situations to protect the health and safety of Queenslanders and visitors.”

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.

The New South Wales exposure sites can be found at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing#NSW.

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