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Queensland Health implements new Interstate Exposure Venues Direction

30 April 2021

To protect the health and safety of Queensland residents, and interstate travellers that come into Queensland, Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has implemented the new Interstate Exposure Venues Direction.

“To help stop the spread of COVID-19, anyone who has been in an interstate exposure venue during the specified time period must quarantine” she said.

  • If you are entering Queensland and have been to an interstate exposure venue during the specified exposure period, you will be directed to quarantine for 14 days in government arranged accommodation.
  • If you are already in Queensland and have been to an interstate exposure venue during the specified exposure period, you must call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and explain your situation. You must immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine until you receive further instructions from Queensland Health.

All people are encouraged to monitor the Queensland Health interstate exposure venue lists for 14 days after they arrive to ensure no new venues have been added. This includes venues in New Zealand.

As per all other Public Health Directions in Queensland, there are restrictions in place as to when you can leave quarantine and when you have to wear a mask.

Dr Young said anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, should come forward and get tested straight away.

"Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, and loss of taste or smell"

“As we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, we’re still in this pandemic and we can’t be complacent.”

“It is critical we detect any cases that we may not be aware of as quickly as possible through our testing system” she said.

To access a full list of COVID-19 testing locations, with interactive map and post code search, visit www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

Last updated: 30 April 2021