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Queensland finds missing link in PAH cluster

2 April 2021

Queensland Health believes it has identified the missing link in the first of the two of Brisbane’s latest COVID-19 clusters, in a nurse from the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The nurse, who is no longer an active case and is no longer infectious, was identified through serology testing. The epidemiology from this individual has linked her directly to the same patient that had infected the other clinician.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the nurse was likely infectious in mid-March.

“This nurse had worked on the same ward as the doctor who was infected and has returned a serology test indicating a prior infection with COVID-19.

In order to act cautiously, Queensland Health is releasing a list of venues that this case had visited.

“The venues that we have released go back as far as three weeks ago,” Dr Young said.

“We are asking everyone to think back to where they were, and where they have been.

“If you, or someone in your family or close circle, has attended these locations at these times, please follow the health advice.”

If you have visited the below venues at the relevant times:

  • If it’s been 14 days or less since you visited a venue under Close Contacts at the relevant time, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until 14 days has passed.
  • If it’s been 14 days or less since you visited a venue under Casual Contacts at the relevant time, get tested immediately and quarantine until you get a negative result.
  • If you have visited the venues of interest more than 14 days ago, you should:
    • Get tested if you have any symptoms and isolate until you get a negative result.
    • If asymptomatic, visit a GP next week to arrange a blood test.

Close Contacts

DatePlaceSuburb Arrival time Departure time
Monday 22 March KCF training (gym) Birtinya 9.15am 11.30am
Monday 22 March Plus fitness Minyama 2.30pm 3.30pm
Tuesday 23 March Plus fitness Minyama 7.30am 8.30am

Casual Contacts

DatePlaceSuburb Arrival time Departure time
Wednesday 10 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 1.15pm 2.15pm
Wednesday 10 March  Woolworths  Everton Park 2.30pm 2.40pm
Thursday 11 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 3.30pm 5.00pm
Friday 12 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 3.30pm 5.00pm
Saturday 13 March  Woolworths and Specsavers
Brookside Shopping Centre
Mitchelton 4.00pm 5.00pm
Sunday 14 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 8.30am 10.00am
Monday 15 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 9.00am 10.30am
Tuesday 16 March  Plus Fitness Everton Park 4.30pm 5.30pm
Wednesday 17 March  Woolworths Everton Park 2.30pm 3.00pm
Wednesday 17 March  Studio Pilates Grange 4.30pm 5.15pm
Thursday 18 March Plus Fitness Everton Park 8.00am 9.30am
Thursday 18 March Giant Chemist
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Broadbeach 1.45pm 2pm
Thursday 18 March Studio Pilates Grange 4.30pm 5.15pm
Friday 19 March Plus Fitness Everton Park 7.30am 9am
Friday 19 MarchStudio PilatesGrange12.15pm1pm
Friday 19 March Chemist Warehouse Windsor 2pm 2.20pm
Monday 22 March Woolworths Mountain Creek 4.15pm 4.40pm
Tuesday 23 March Nutrition Warehouse Maroochydore 11.15am 11.30am
Tuesday 23 March Brightwater Medical Centre at
Brightwater Shopping Centre
Mountain Creek 12pm 12.45pm
Tuesday 23 March QML Pathology at
Brightwater Shopping Centre
Mountain Creek 1pm 1.15pm
Last updated: 2 April 2021