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COVID-19 UPDATE: Mask mandate issued

Posted: 9am 28 Jun 2021

Masks will be compulsory from 1am tomorrow as Queensland Health races to control the latest COVID-19 outbreak, after two new cases of community transmission were detected in the past 24 hours.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young updated the Queensland Community this morning.

The mask mandate will apply to 11 local government areas including the Moreton Bay Region.

It comes after a person connected to the Portuguese restaurant cluster tested positive and a mine worker, who lives on the Sunshine Coast tested positive for the highly contagious Delta strain.

She is one of 170 Queensland Health is contacting, who could have been exposed to a worker who contracted the virus while in hotel quarantine in Queensland and returned to the Northern Territory.

Dr Young says the woman has been active in the community for only one day, and returned from a family road trip, when she learned she may have been exposed.

"This is a highly infectious strain and we need to get on top of this very quickly," Ms Palaszczuk says.

It is one of 41 active cases across Queensland. More than 6500 Queenslanders have been tested in the past 24 hours and the government is calling on more people to come forward, if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Ms Palaszczuk says the next 24-48 hours will be critical in limiting the spread of the virus and she is calling on the Queensland community to do its part as the situation evolved across the country.

National Cabinet is due to meet this afternoon and the Premier says she will be raising the need to cap overseas arrivals, pushing for regional quarantine facilities at Toowoomba and Brisbane Airport, and discussing the vaccine rollout.

When you need to wear a mask

From 1am tomorrow, you will need to wear a mask unless you are in the car with family, at home or exercising alone or with your family. They must be worn at all other times.

The Premier is calling on Queenslanders not to wait until then and to mask-up now.

Other restrictions include limitations on the number of people allowed in indoor venues - back to one person per 4sqm.

Weddings and funerals will be capped at 100 people and dancing limited to 20 people.

Venues hosting ticketed and seated events can remain at 100 per cent capacity for now.

There is a limit of 30 people in households (including those who live there).

Dr Young says these measures are needed to hopefully prevent tighter restrictions in the coming days and weeks.

Exposure sites

If you have been to any of the following venues at the times specified, contact Queensland Health, get tested and isolate immediately. Monitor the Queensland Health website for the growing number of possible exposure sites.

DatePlaceSuburbArrival timeDeparture time
Saturday 19 June 2021Cotton on, DFO Brisbane (Airport)
18th Avenue
Brisbane Airport4.10pm4.30pm
Saturday 19 June 2021Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre
Unit 3/1449 Boundary Road
Ellen Grove7pmClose
Monday 21 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Road
Hamilton TBATBA
Tuesday 22 June 2021McDonald's Glass House Mountains
4288 Bruce Highway
Coochin Creek5.45am6am
Tuesday 22 June 2021Good Life Gym Fortitude Valley Homemaker The Valley North
Montpelier Road &, Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley7.30am9.45am
Tuesday 22 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell Street
West End9.30am5pm
Tuesday 22 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Road
Hamilton4.15pm5.15pm
Tuesday 22 June 2021Coles Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Road
Indooroopilly6pm6.45pm
Tuesday 22 June 2021Domino's Pizza - Sunshine Homemaker Centre
100 Maroochydore Road
Maroochydore9.35pm9.40pm
Wednesday 23 June 2021McDonald's Glass House Mountains
4288 Bruce Highway
Coochin Creek6am6.15am
Wednesday 23 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell Street
West End10am5pm
Wednesday 23 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Road
Hamilton4pm5.30pm
Wednesday 23 June 2021Goodlife Health Clubs West End - West Village
35 Mollison Street
West End5.15pm7.15pm
Thursday 24 June 2021Ampol Petrol Station
132a East-West Arterial Road
Hendra6.55am7.15am
Thursday 24 June 2021Zarraffas Coffee Hendra
538 Nudgee Road or, 100 East-West Arterial Road
Hendra6.55am7.15am
Thursday 24 June 2021Hendra Post Office
355 Nudgee Road
Hendra7.10am7.30am
Thursday 24 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell Street
West End12.15pm5.30pm
Thursday 24 June 2021Guzman y Gomez
Shop 1/18 Stamford Road
Indooroopilly7.45pm8pm
Friday 25 June 2021Chez Nous Cafe
160 Roma Street
Brisbane City8.15am8.30am
Friday 25 June 2021Market Organics
10/620 Moggill Road
Chapel Hill9.10am9.45am
Friday 25 June 2021Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Road
Indooroopilly9.55am10.25am
Friday 25 June 2021JB HIFI, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Road
Indooroopilly10.10am10.25am
Friday 25 June 2021Unhas Chic Salon
8/204 Alice Street
Brisbane City12.30pm2.30pm
Friday 25 June 2021Woolworths Metro Teneriffe
105-109 Commercial Road
Teneriffe1pm1.15pm
Friday 25 June 2021Merlo Coffee
Level 2, Virgin Food Court, Domestic Terminal
Brisbane Airport1.55pm2.15pm
Friday 25 June 2021Female Toilets, left of Virgin Food Court (facing food court)
Level 2, near Virgin Food Court, Domestic Terminal
Brisbane Airport2.05pm2.15pm
Friday 25 June 2021Woolworths GasWorks
76 Skyring Terrace
Newstead2.55pm3.10pm
Friday 25 June 2021United Petroleum - Warwick
86 Wallace Street
Warwick5.30pm5.45pm
Friday 25 June 2021Female Toilet between Gate 38 and Gate 39 (behind Mecca Maxima and Peter Alexander stores) - Virgin Terminal
Level 2, Domestic Terminal
Brisbane Airport7.20pm7.30pm


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