Department of Health media releases
Thank you, Queensland - most of our vaccination centres today are fully booked including Logan Entertainment Centre, Rocklea Showgrounds and Springfield Tower.
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.
Queensland Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, with the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders its number one priority.
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.
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.
Queensland Health will declare the City of Whittlesea local government area a COVID-19 hotspot, as Victoria’s cluster grows to nine cases.
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.
Queensland has experienced a spike in cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis - with numbers almost doubling in 2021 compared to this time last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
26 April 2021 Queensland eases restrictions as WA ends hard lockdown
Queensland has revised its restrictions for people returning from Western Australia, with plans to release some quarantined guests early.
24 April 2021 Queenslander in list of recent AstraZeneca reactions
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) last night released a list of three new individuals across Australia who have experienced the rare blood clotting reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine. This list includes one Queenslander.
23 April 2021 Statement from Queensland Health regarding WA lockdown
Following Western Australia’s announcement of a three-day lockdown, anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions on or since 17 April 2021 is required to comply with requirements.
22 April 2021 RSV cases on the increase
With positive tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) increasing nearly fourfold in Greater Brisbane in 2021 compared to last year, Queenslanders are reminded to help limit the spread by following good hygiene practices.