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Department of Health media releases

25 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Metro North area and some inner city suburbs on the southside) and Victoria Point wastewater treatment plants.

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24 February 2021 New Zealand removed as ‘safe travel country’

Following increased community transmission in New Zealand, Queensland will remove New Zealand as a ‘safe travel country’.

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20 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Kawana catchment

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Kawana sewage catchment.

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18 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections in Rockhampton North and Maryborough catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Rockhampton North and Maryborough sewage catchments.

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18 February 2021 Queensland Health statement - Facebook

We are working urgently to restore public access to our Facebook content. We encourage Queenslanders who need information to check out our website.

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15 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Loganholme catchment

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Loganholme sewage catchment.

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11 February 2021 Update on Greater Melbourne situation, new wastewater detection

Queensland is continuing to monitor the situation in Greater Melbourne, following no new cases overnight. Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Thorneside wastewater treatment plant in Brisbane’s south.

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9 February 2021 Queensland Health update and further positive wastewater detections

Queensland is continuing to monitor the situation in New South Wales and Victoria regarding their most recent confirmed cases.

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5 February 2021 Western Australia update and further positive wastewater detections

Queensland is following the lead of Western Australia and will be removing the South West region as part of the declared hotspots from 1am tomorrow (Saturday, 6 February).

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4 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Yeppoon

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Yeppoon sewage catchment.

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4 February 2021 Statement regarding Victoria cases

Following the announcement of a case of Covid-19 in a staff member in a Victorian quarantine hotel, Queensland is monitoring the situation closely and awaiting more information from Victorian health authorities.

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3 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections in Mackay North and Cairns

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Mackay North and Cairns Marlin Coast sewage catchments.

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2 February 2021 Back to school with these handy lunchbox ideas

As the school year resumes, you might be looking for inspiration to create school lunches that are healthy, easy to prepare and will silence hungry tummies.

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1 February 2021 Updated advice for people who have been in Western Australia

Queensland has updated its advice to people who have recently been in Western Australia, following further information about the movements of a hotel quarantine security guard who has contracted COVID-19.

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31 January 2021 Statement from Queensland Health

Following the announcement by Western Australia of a case of COVID-19 acquired by a person working in a quarantine hotel, Queensland is declaring Perth and some surrounding areas a hotspot.

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29 January 2021 Repeat positive wastewater results

Fragments of COVID-19 have been repeatedly detected in the Coombabah, Cleveland and Carole Park sewage catchments.

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28 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage in South East Queensland.

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26 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more sites in Queensland.

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25 January 2021 Public Health alert: Queensland

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived in Queensland from New Zealand since 14 January 2021, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until you receive a negative test result.

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25 January 2021 More wastewater samples test positive to COVID-19

Fragments of COVID-19 have been detected in sewage at seven more sites in Queensland.

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Last updated: 28 December 2020