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Department of Health media releases

27 June 2021 COVID-19 cases identified in south-east

Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in the community, with contact tracing and testing underway after two people tested positive.

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25 June 2021 QLD responds swiftly to NSW’s lockdown

Following NSW Health’s announcement, anyone who is currently in Queensland and has been to the LGAs of Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick and the City of Sydney since 11 June must follow the same lockdown rules imposed in New South Wales.

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24 June 2021 Queensland Health’s Dr Sonya Bennett earns national role

Queensland Health will farewell its Deputy Chief Health Officer and Executive Director of the Communicable Diseases Branch, Dr Sonya Bennett, after she accepted the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Department of Health, based in Canberra.

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23 June 2021 Hotspot declaration extended in Sydney

Following additional COVID-19 cases in New South Wales, Queensland is declaring a further six Local Government Areas in Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot from 1am tomorrow, Thursday, 24 June 2021.

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23 June 2021 Queensland declares Greater Sydney as a hotspot

In line with New South Wales’ introducing local restrictions for Greater Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, Queensland will declare the Local Government Areas within these regions as hotspots from 1am tomorrow, Thursday 24 June 2021.

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21 June 2021 Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – variant confirmed

Genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported yesterday (Sunday 20 June) is the Alpha variant.

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20 June 2021 Update on Brisbane community case

Genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported earlier today is not the Delta variant as earlier suspected.

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20 June 2021 Community case in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community today, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

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18 June 2021 Update to Queensland’s vaccine rollout following latest advice

Following advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommending that anyone under 60 receive the Pfizer vaccine, Queensland has expanded its vaccine rollout program eligibility.

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18 June 2021 Hotspot declared for Waverley Council area in Sydney

Following the announcement of further COVID-19 cases in Sydney, Queensland is declaring the Waverly Council Local Government Area a hotspot from 1am, Saturday 19 June 2021.

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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 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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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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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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Last updated: 31 August 2021