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Department of Health media releases

16 June 2021 Queensland quarantine measures kick in as Sydney records one case of COVID-19

There has been one confirmed case in Sydney today and the New South Wales Health Department has begun publishing exposure sites.

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14 June 2021 Queensland Health deploys state-of-art-technology to support community

An insatiable demand for COVID-19 information, which included a 100-fold increase in private Facebook messages, has led to Queensland Health using artificial intelligence as part of its pandemic response.

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9 June 2021 COVID-19 case identified in Sunshine Coast

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community, with contact tracing and testing underway after a Melbourne woman tested positive.

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6 June 2021 Community vaccination locations open this Sunday

Thank you, Queensland! This vaccination weekend has been a great success so far.

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5 June 2021 Community vaccination locations opening this weekend

Thank you, Queensland - most of our vaccination centres today are fully booked including Logan Entertainment Centre, Rocklea Showgrounds and Springfield Tower.

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3 June 2021 Victoria hotspot declaration remains in place

The hotspot declaration for Victoria will remain in place for at least another seven days following Victoria’s Department of Health announcement of extended lockdown and restrictions.

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1 June 2021 Statement regarding further increase of exposure venues

Queensland Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, with the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders its number one priority.

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1 June 2021 Help available for families and friends supporting loved ones using ‘ice’

Queensland Health has boosted its effort to support anyone experiencing problems with crystal methamphetamine (commonly known as ice) use, including the families and friends supporting loved ones with their recovery.

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27 May 2021 Statement regarding Victoria cases

Following the announcement of multiple cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, Queensland is declaring all of Victoria a hotspot from 1am, Friday 28 May 2021.

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25 May 2021 Queensland to declare Victorian local government area a hotspot

Queensland Health will declare the City of Whittlesea local government area a COVID-19 hotspot, as Victoria’s cluster grows to nine cases.

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24 May 2021 Quarantine direction triggered for Victorian venues

Four new cases were confirmed in Melbourne’s northern suburbs today and Victoria’s Department of Health has begun publishing exposure sites. Anyone in Queensland who has been to one of these declared COVID-19 exposure sites in Victoria during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.

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13 May 2021 Queensland experiences spike in leptospirosis cases

Queensland has experienced a spike in cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis - with numbers almost doubling in 2021 compared to this time last year.

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11 May 2021 Confirmed COVID-19 case in Victoria

A man in his 30s has recently tested positive in Victoria after completing 14 days quarantine in a South Australian hotel.

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6 May 2021 Queensland Health update regarding NSW cases

Anyone in Queensland who has been to a declared COVID-19 exposure site in New South Wales during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.

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5 May 2021 Queensland doesn’t delay as NSW records case of community transmission

NSW Health has released a list of exposure sites today dating back to 30 April 2021, as one person in Sydney’s eastern suburbs tested positive to COVID-19.

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2 May 2021 New Qld direction kicks in as WA records three new cases

Anyone in Queensland who has been to a declared COVID-19 exposure site in Western Australia during the risk period specified is automatically required to quarantine.

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1 May 2021 Brisbane International Airport locations listed as exposure sites

A café and toilets at the Brisbane International Airport have been identified as potential exposure sites linked to a transiting passenger who tested positive to COVID-19.

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30 April 2021 Queensland Health implements new Interstate Exposure Venues Direction

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.

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30 April 2021 Brisbane International Airport green zone breach update

A passenger involved in a green zone breach at Brisbane International Airport yesterday has tested positive to COVID-19.

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29 April 2021 PNG passengers tested following Brisbane green zone error

Two transiting passengers from a flight from Papua New Guinea are being tested after a potential green zone breach in Brisbane International Airport this morning.

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Last updated: 31 August 2021