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COVID-19 UPDATE: One new case

Posted: 8am 16 Jul 2021

In good news for the state, there has only been one new case of COVID-19 overnight - the mother of a 12-year-old Newport boy whose positive test result was announced yesterday.

In her update this morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed all three members of the family have the Delta strain circulating in Sydney at present and the mother has been in isolation and there is no risk to the community.

"This is fantastic news. This is exactly the type of news we wanted to hear today," she says.

There are now 48 active cases in Queensland and more than 13,000 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours. More than 14,000 people received a vaccine yesterday.

Ms Palaszczuk says Queensland Health will continue to closely monitor the situation in South East Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

As a result of Victoria's snap lockdown and growing outbreak, the state will be declared a hotspot from 1am Saturday, July 17. That means anyone who enters Queensland from Victoria after that time will need to go into hotel quarantine for 14 days.

Ms Palaszczuk is reminding people in 11 local government areas across South East Queensland, including the Moreton Bay Region, that restrictions remain in place and masks are compulsory until July 23.

She is also urging people to continue coming forward for testing, if they are unwell, and to check-in at venues when out and about.

"Thank you Queensland. You're doing a wonderful job. I'm proud of everyone and together we'll get through this," she says.

Tracking and tracing two new outbreaks

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has thanked the Newport family for their assistance, after all three tested positive. It has been confirmed the boy contracted COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine and how this happened is now being investigated.

Dr Young says the boy had limited exposure in the community, and the father had 'minimal' exposure. The mother had 'virtually none'. Queensland Health has identified 62 contacts so far and is working through all of these.

"They (the family) have be so wonderful. They have done everything you could possibly hope of anyone to do," she says.

The airport worker, whose positive test result was announced yesterday, also has the Delta strain and is a supervisor at a boarding gate. CCTV footage is being used to identify close contacts.

Dr Young says she is convinced both cases are new outbreaks, reinforcing the need to continue restrictions for the next week. She says she will have a clear idea within seven days, if South East Queensland has avoided a serious outbreak and is urging the community to take the situation very seriously.

"Wearing masks makes a big difference, we know that," she says.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says Queenslanders returning from Victoria after 1am on July 17 will need a travel declaration and exemption, and will need to complete 14 days in hotel quarantine. Anyone flying in today, will also need a travel declaration and to follow Victoria's COVID-19 restrictions.

Mrs D'Ath is also reminding anyone who has travelled interstate to look for exposure sites from other states on the Queensland Health website, at least once a day.

"We ask everyone to comply and do the right thing," she says.

Possible exposure sites

These are the venues Queensland Health has identified as possible exposure sites. 

Close contacts

If you have been to this location in Queensland at the relevant times you must do the following:

  1. immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine
  2. get tested at your earliest opportunity
  3. complete the online contact tracing form by clicking or tapping on the name for the relevant location in the table below. A pop up window will appear with specific advice for that location and a link to the form.
    If you are unable to complete the contact tracing form please call 134 COVID (134 268).
  4. continue to quarantine even after receiving a negative result. After you complete the contact tracing form you will be contacted by Queensland Health.

If you are no longer in Queensland please check with the relevant state health department for health advice and requirements.

This table last updated 15 Jul 2021 7:29pm.


DatePlaceSuburbArrival timeDeparture time
Thursday 1 July 2021Blended Health Bar
Shop 4/18 Hastings St
Noosa Heads10.47am10.57am
Thursday 1 July 2021Bunnings Underwood
Compton Road &, Ewing Rd
Underwood11.35am11.55am
Thursday 1 July 2021Eumundi Village Pharmacy
1/2-6 Etheridge St
Eumundi5.13pm5.16pm
Friday 2 July 2021St Lucia Golf Links (Pro shop)
Carawa Street
St Lucia7.55am8.20am
Friday 2 July 2021Humdrum Espresso
100 Memorial Dr
Eumundi9.14am9.21am
Friday 2 July 2021K-Mart
Level 1, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd
Indooroopilly2.25pm2.55pm
Friday 2 July 2021JB Hi-Fi
Level 1, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd
Indooroopilly2.45pm3.15pm
Friday 2 July 2021Woolworths
Level 1, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd
Indooroopilly3pm3.30pm
Monday 12 July 2021Café 37
Ground Floor, 37 The Esplanade
Cotton Tree1pm1.05pm
Monday 12 July 2021Cafe 63 Ascot
114-118 Racecourse Rd
Ascot1.50pm2.15pm
Monday 12 July 2021Maroochy Day and Night Pharmacy
107-109 Aerodrome Rd
Maroochydore6.07pm6.11pm
Monday 12 July 2021Chemist Warehouse
64-70 Aerodrome Rd
Maroochydore6.13pm6.20pm
Monday 12 July 2021Kunara Organic Marketplace (Fruit and Vegetables section)
330 Mons Rd
Forest Glen6.34pm6.38pm
Tuesday 13 July 2021Aspley Medical Centre
1311 Gympie Rd
Aspley2pm3.45pm
Tuesday 13 July 2021Pharmasave Pharmacy
1311 Gympie Rd
Aspley3.45pm4pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021Chemist Warehouse, Annerley
5/493 Ipswich Rd
Annerley8.30am8.45am
Wednesday 14 July 2021Café 37
Ground Floor, 37 The Esplanade
Cotton Tree9.30am9.40am
Wednesday 14 July 2021Café 37
Ground Floor, 37 The Esplanade
Cotton Tree12.50pm1.05pm

Casual contacts

If you have been to any of the below locations at the relevant times you must do the following:

  1. immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine
  2. get tested at your earliest opportunity
  3. continue to quarantine until you receive a negative result
  4. enter your details into the contact tracing form by clicking or tapping on the name for the relevant location in the table below. You will not be contacted by Queensland Health unless additional information about the exposure changes the risk level
  5. continue to monitor for symptoms, if you become symptomatic get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you are no longer in Queensland please check with the relevant state health department for health advice and requirements.

This table last updated 15 Jul 2021 1:07pm.


DatePlaceSuburbArrival timeDeparture time
Monday 28 June 2021Sunshine Beach Newsagency and General Store
44 Duke St
Sunshine Beach6.45pm6.50pm
Tuesday 29 June 2021Kenilworth Country Bakery (donuts)
8 Elizabeth St
Kenilworth10.10am10.45am
Tuesday 29 June 2021BWS, Noosa Fair Shopping Centre
Shop 11, Noosa Fair Shopping Centre, Lanyana Way
Noosa Heads1.30pm1.35pm
Tuesday 29 June 2021K Hub Junction Plaza (Toys and sports)
Plaza Junction Shopping Centre Cnr Noosa Drive & Sunshine Beach Road
Noosa Heads1.35pm1.40pm
Tuesday 29 June 2021Big W Noosa Civic (Toys, Sports and self check out)
28 Eenie Creek Rd
Noosaville1.50pm2.05pm
Wednesday 30 June 2021Eumundi Village Pharmacy
1/2-6 Etheridge St
Eumundi9.33am9.42am
Wednesday 30 June 2021Humdrum Espresso
100 Memorial Dr
Eumundi9.45am10am
Thursday 1 July 2021Harvey Norman (electrical appliance section and cashier in that section)
7/9 Gibson Rd
Noosaville10.25am10.40am
Thursday 1 July 2021Guzman Y Gomez South Bank
179 Grey Street
South Brisbane12pm1pm
Thursday 1 July 2021Night Owl
188 Main Street
Kangaroo Point1pm2pm
Thursday 1 July 2021Sala Thai
102 Memorial Drive
Eumundi6.55pm7.30pm
Friday 9 July 2021Kmart - Riverlink
Shop M3, Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich12.24pm12.40pm
Friday 9 July 2021Vodaphone – Riverlink
Shop 31, Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich12.48pm12.55pm
Friday 9 July 2021Telstra – Riverlink
Shop 32, Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich12.53pm1pm
Friday 9 July 2021JB Hi-Fi – Riverlink
Shop MM3, Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich1pm1.10pm
Friday 9 July 2021Club Services Ipswich (CSI)
5 Lowry St
North Ipswich1.15pm2.15pm
Friday 9 July 2021Chac’s Grill
37 Corsair Ave
Inala7.05pm8pm
Friday 9 July 2021Brisbane Airport International Terminal, Level 3 Departures, toilets in hallway near Newsagency
Airport Drive
Brisbane Airport9.45pm10.15pm
Monday 12 July 2021Woolworths, Annerley
504 Ipswich Rd
Annerley10.30am11.45am

Low risk contacts

If you have been to any of the below locations at the relevant times you must do the following:

  1. get tested but you do not need to isolate unless you have symptoms
  2. if you are experiencing symptoms, quarantine at home until you receive a negative result
  3. continue to monitor for symptoms, if you become symptomatic get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you are no longer in Queensland please check with the relevant state health department for health advice and requirements.

This table last updated 15 Jul 2021 3:38pm.


DatePlaceSuburbArrival timeDeparture time
Friday 2 July 2021St Lucia Golf Links
Carawa Street
St Lucia8am10am
Friday 2 July 2021Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Rd
Indooroopilly2.25pm3.30pm
Friday 9 July 2021Riverlink
Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich12.16pm1.10pm
Friday 9 July 2021Riverlink (outside Healthyworld Pharmacy and Nextra)
Riverlink Shopping Centre, Cnr Downs St and The Terrace
North Ipswich2.30pm2.35pm
Friday 9 July 2021Brisbane Domestic Airport
Airport Drive
Brisbane Airport7.50pm9.50pm
Friday 9 July 2021Brisbane Airport International Terminal, Level 4 Check in
Airport Drive
Brisbane Airport8.30pm9.35pm
Friday 9 July 2021Brisbane Airport International Terminal, Level 3 Departures
Airport Drive
Brisbane Airport9.35pm11.30pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Carindale Hotel
Westfield Shopping Centre, 14/1151 Creek Rd,
Carindale11.45am1.30pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Westfield Shopping Centre - Carindale
Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale11.45am3.10pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Myer Carindale
Ground Level, Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale1.35pm1.45pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Priceline
Ground Level, Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale1.45pm1.55pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Female Toilets, Westfield Carindale
Level 1 (near Woolworths), Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale1.55pm2pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Priceline Pharmacy
Level 1, Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale2pm2.10pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Hardy Boys Coffee
Ground Floor, Westfield Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Rd
Carindale2.10pm3.10pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Beacon Lighting
1881 Creek Rd
Cannon Hill3.20pm3.40pm
Sunday 11 July 2021Woolworths, Annerley
504 Ipswich Rd
Annerley4pm4.45pm
Monday 12 July 2021Buenos Dias Con Café
433 Logan Rd (End of Bower Lane)
Stones Corner6.30am7am

Everyone in the community should monitor for symptoms during the pandemic. If symptomatic, please get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

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