Statement from Queensland Health
31 January 2021
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.
Anyone who has been in Metropolitan Perth, Peel or the South West regions of WA who arrives in Queensland from 6pm tonight will be required to go into 14 days mandatory hotel quarantine. This timeframe may change as we receive more information about the WA outbreak.
Anyone who is already in Queensland but has been in Perth or the Peel or South West regions since January 26 should come forward and get tested and isolate until get a negative result.
You can check the Queensland Health website for more information but you may want to isolate in your accommodation and seek a test tomorrow morning. If you have been in any of those WA areas since January 26, please do not go out into the community except to get tested, and then isolate until you get a negative result.
You can find a list of testing clinics here: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics