Department of Health media releases
22 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
22 January 2021 Queensland Health podcast reaches 250,000 listens
Queensland Health’s My Amazing Body podcast continues to go from strength to strength, notching up more than 250,000 listens and topping the Australian podcast charts.
19 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at three more sites in Queensland.
16 January 2021 Quarantine need for specific guests and staff reassessed
A number of guests and staff quarantined because of the Hotel Grand Chancellor cluster will be released tonight following a reassessment of their risk.
15 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more sites across south east Queensland.
14 January 2021 Statement regarding an alleged hotel quarantine breach
Queensland Health is aware of an article regarding an alleged COVID-19 quarantine breach. We are concerned some early reporting has misrepresented this situation and it's important people understand the facts.
The Queensland Government has initiated an urgent incident response after genomic sequencing of six previously identified COVID-19 cases indicated they were linked.
11 January 2021 Confirmed positive case linked to hotel cleaner
The partner of the quarantine hotel cleaner who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on 7 January 2021, has also tested positive to COVID-19.
Queensland Health has released contact tracing details of a new case of COVID-19.
9 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected at a wastewater treatment plant at Redcliffe on 8 January 2021.
9 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Brisbane
Queensland Health is asking anyone who visited Coles Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown on 5 January 2021, between 0730-0800 or Woolworths Calamvale North on 3 January 2021 between 1100-1200 to get tested and quarantine for 14 days since attending those venues.
9 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Sunshine Coast
Following further contact tracing work today, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.
8 January 2021 Greater Brisbane lockdown: clarifying movement restriction
Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm tonight, limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area. Individuals are able to leave the Greater Brisbane area for essential reasons during the lockdown period but must continue to follow the lockdown rules.
8 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19
Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at four more sites in Queensland.
8 January 2021 Brisbane residents urged to avoid panic buying
Queensland Health is urgently reminding the Brisbane community that supermarkets and essential businesses will remain open during the Greater Brisbane area lockdown.
7 January 2021 Public Health Alert: Brisbane
A public health alert has been issued for locations across Brisbane following the identification of a positive case in a quarantine hotel employee.
7 January 2021 Positive case confirmed with UK strain of COVID-19
Genome sequencing has confirmed the Queensland case of COVID-19 has the UK variant. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has enforced restrictions to vulnerable facilities in Greater Brisbane as a precaution, while contact tracing efforts continue.
6 January 2021 Alert issued for Queenslanders who visited regional NSW
Queenslanders who visited the regional New South Wales towns of Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill between 2-3 January are being asked to get tested for COVID-19.
5 January 2021 Warwick, Stanthorpe, Loganholme, Cairns: Positive wastewater
Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at four locations across the state.
3 January 2021 Testing capacity ramped up in Queensland
Queensland Health has increased its testing capacity through extra staffing and extended hours to help manage demand at fever clinics across the state, particularly in the South East corner.