Department of Health media releases
3 January 2021 Testing capacity ramped up in Queensland
Queensland Health has increased its testing capacity through extra staffing and extended hours to help manage demand at fever clinics across the state, particularly in the South East corner.
2 January 2021 Queensland borders unchanged
Queensland’s border restrictions remain unchanged but the Chief Health Officer continues to monitor cases very closely.
A second case of the South African variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a recently returned overseas traveller to Queensland.
Traces of COVID-19 have been detected in sewerage at two more sites in south-east Queensland. Routine testing returned positive results for viral fragments in wastewater at treatment plants at Bundamba in West Moreton and Merrimac on the Gold Coast.
29 December 2020 Detection of new variant highlights value of quarantine
Tests have confirmed a traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 in hotel quarantine in Queensland is infected with a new variant of the virus.
28 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update
Queensland has recorded five new cases of COVID-19. All cases are overseas acquired and detected while in hotel quarantine.
25 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update
Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, both detected while in quarantine.
24 December 2020 Wynnum, Bargara, Bundaberg: Wastewater returns positive detection
Routine wastewater testing has returned a positive result for viral fragments of COVID-19 in sewage at treatment plants at three locations across the state.
24 December 2020 Where to access support this festive season
While many of us look forward to the festive season, this time of year may be a source of stress, anxiety, sadness or loneliness for some people.
23 December 2020 Heart disease remains leading cause of death for Queenslanders
In Queensland Health’s My Amazing Body podcast, Dr Greg Starmer, Cardiology Director at Cairns Hospital, says coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in the western world – and this is true for Queensland.
23 December 2020 Stay hydrated and sun safe during the summer months
Queensland has seen 170 heat related illness emergency department presentations in November, up nearly 55 per cent from the previous month.
19 December 2020 Public Health Alert: The Glen Hotel – renewed call for patrons
Queensland Health is urging anyone who was at The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains on Wednesday 16 December between 11:00am and 2:30pm who has not yet been contacted by public health officials to contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately.
18 December 2020 Public Health Alert: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast
Following further contact tracing work today, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.
18 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update
Queensland is recording three new cases of COVID-19 this morning, with one associated with the Sydney Northern Beaches outbreak.
17 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update (2)
The COVID-19 cluster in the Northern Beaches of New South Wales (NSW) has now increased to 17 positive cases. As a result, Queensland has changed it's restrictions.
17 December 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update (1)
We are closely monitoring the latest COVID-19 cases in New South Wales (NSW).
12 December 2020 Bring quarantine free flights to Queensland
Queensland Health is working with the New Zealand Government to kick start the arrival of quarantine-free flights into the state, following the border opening commencing today.
27 November 2020 Stay hydrated and sun safe as the weather heats up
While getting active at the beach, rainforest or in the bush are great ways to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, Queenslanders must remember the importance of proper hydration and sun safety as hot weather hits.
4 November 2020 Queensland COVID-19 update
Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19, both testing positive while in hotel quarantine.
29 October 2020 Don’t let COVID-19 stop you seeing well into the future
When Rachel Walsh booked herself in for an eye check after not having done one for over 20 years, she got an unpleasant surprise.