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Queensland to declare southern Tasmania a hotspot

16 October 2021

Queensland Health will declare all southern Tasmania a COVID-19 hotspot, after the state entered a 3-day lockdown.

From 1am Sunday 17 October, southern Tasmanian local government areas (LGAs) will be declared as hotspots and anyone arriving into Queensland after this time will need to go into hotel quarantine.

Any Queenslanders who have already arrived or are arriving before 1am Sunday 17 October should monitor their symptoms and get tested immediately if they experience symptoms. For a list of testing clinics, please visit www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

Anyone who has been to a COVID-19 exposure site in Tasmania during the risk period must get tested and quarantine. A detailed list of exposure sites can be found on the Queensland Health website including those listed below:

  • Jetstar flight JQ715 Melbourne to Hobart (arriving 8.27pm) on October 11
  • Hobart Airport including arrivals hall (8.54pm to 10.07pm) and arrivals area male bathroom (9.10pm to 9.15pm and 9.25pm and 9.30pm) on October 11
  • Woolworths Bridgewater (3.30pm to 4.00pm) on October 12

Anyone who is planning to visit Tasmania should reconsider their need to travel.

The following LGAs will be declared hotspots:

  • Brighton Council
  • Central Highlands Council
  • Clarence City Council
  • Derwent Valley Council
  • Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council
  • Glenorchy City Council
  • Hobart City Council
  • Huon Valley Council
  • Kingborough Council
  • Sorell Council
  • Southern Midlands Council
  • Tasman Council

Queensland will continue to monitor the situation.

Queensland's COVID-19 total is currently 2,071 cases. There are 29 active cases.

There were three cases detected in hotel quarantine today.

For more information, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.

ENDS

Last updated: 16 October 2021