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Queensland COVID-19 update - ACT hotspot declaration

12 August 2021

ACT hotspot

In light of the ACT’s lockdown announcement, Queensland will declare the ACT a hotspot from 1am Saturday.

Anyone who arrives in Queensland from 1am Saturday will go into mandatory hotel quarantine for 14 days.

Anyone who arrives in Queensland from the ACT between 5pm today (12 August) and 1am Saturday 14 August will be required to complete 14 days of mandatory home quarantine.

Anyone who is currently in Queensland who has been in the ACT since 9 August must commence home quarantine immediately, and remain in quarantine for 14 days since arriving in Queensland or since 9 August, whichever is shorter.

They will need to be tested for COVID-19 on days one, five and 12 after arrival from ACT.

If you have any symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested as soon as possible. A list of testing locations can be found at www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

There are new interstate exposure venues in the ACT. If you have travelled there recently, please check the interstate exposure venues list at www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing and follow the health advice.

All Queenslanders are urged not to travel to the ACT at this time.

Data update for Indooroopilly cluster

Queensland has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 today with ten linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’ and one overseas acquired case detected in hotel quarantine.

The ten new cases linked to the cluster were all detected in home quarantine which means they are not a risk to the community.

There are now 130 cases related to the cluster, including 81 people aged 19 or under.

Five schools in south east Queensland are associated with this outbreak. To date, 59 students and five teachers have been infected.

There are more than 19,000 contacts associated with the cluster, including more than 16,800 close contacts.

Across Queensland, there are 155 active cases of COVID-19 and more than 15,300 people in home quarantine.

Last updated: 12 August 2021