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Department of Health media releases

2 July 2021 Lockdown extended for Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions

Due to the detection of new community cases overnight, lockdown will be extended for the Local Government Areas of Brisbane and Moreton Bay for another 24 hours until 6pm, Saturday 3 July 2021.

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1 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Brisbane

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in North Lakes and Windsor.

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30 June 2021 Alice Springs named COVID-19 hotspot

Following additional COVID-19 cases in the Northern Territory, Queensland is declaring Alice Springs a hotspot from 1am tomorrow, Thursday 1 July 2021.

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30 June 2021 Public Health Alert

A public health alert is being issued for two more Virgin Australia flights.

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29 June 2021 Public Health Alert - Gold Coast

A public health alert is being issued for a number of locations on the Gold Coast.

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29 June 2021 Queensland COVID-19 update

We would like to thank every single Queenslander who has come forward for testing today.

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29 June 2021 Public Health Alert – South East Queensland, Townsville and Magnetic Island

A public health alert is being issued for a number of locations and flights across South East Queensland, Townsville and Magnetic Island.

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28 June 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites Gold Coast

A public health alert is being issued for a number of locations on the Gold Coast.

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28 June 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites

A public health alert is being issued for a number of flights, and a public toilet in Ban Ban Springs.

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27 June 2021 Further COVID-19 case identified in Queensland

This afternoon, Queensland Health has identified a further case of COVID-19 in the community.

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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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Last updated: 31 August 2021