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The Princess Alexandra Hospital was placed into lockdown immediately after a positive Covid-19 case was detected yesterday.

As Queensland authorities continue investigations into the COVID-19 case detected at Princess Alexandra Hospital, NSW Health is asking recent arrivals from Queensland to refer to health advice.

NSW Health is asking all persons arriving into NSW from Queensland after 11 March 2021 to check the Queensland Health website for public health instructions.

Several venues of concern in Brisbane have been identified. Anyone who has attended one of the venues listed on the website during the relevant times is asked to immediately self-isolate (until Thursday 25 March).

If you are currently in NSW and have been to any of the venues, please call NSW Health on 1800 943 553. Alternatively, for more information please call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Anyone who has entered NSW from Greater Brisbane since Thursday 11 March 2021 and who has not attended any of the venues listed above must still be alert for symptoms.

Greater Brisbane is defined as Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Moreton Bay, and Redland.

If symptoms occur, you should get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result.

In addition, anyone who has been in Greater Brisbane since Thursday 11 March should avoid non-essential visits to hospitals and Residential Aged Care Facilities until further notice.

Locations

This table last updated 13 Mar 2021 3:01pm.

Venue name, Location Suburb Date Time
Morning After Café, cnr Vulture & Cambridge St West End Thursday 11 March 2021 14:00 – 15:15
Corporate Box Gym, East Brisbane, 368A Logan Road Greenslopes Thursday 11 March 2021 17:45 – 19:00
Stones Corner Hotel, 346 Logan Road Stones Corner Thursday 11 March 2021 18:30 – 19:45

Further information is being obtained on the Corporate Box Gym and Stones Corner Hotel venues and the risk assessment may be updated.

Low risk venues

The below low risk venue is where it has been assessed there is a low risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who attended this venue at the relevant time are asked to monitor their health and immediately get tested if they get any COVID-19 symptoms.

This table last updated 13 Mar 2021 3:01pm.

Venue name, Location Suburb Date Time
McDonalds drive through, 235 Old Cleveland Road Coorparoo Thursday 11 March 2021 03:10 – 03:20 (Drive through)

Those who are close contacts will be contacted directly by Queensland Health.

AT the Princess Alexandra Hospital

All non-essential visits to patients will not be allowed. If you must attend PA Hospital, you will be required to wear a mask. The Emergency Department will remain open, but if you’re able to receive care at a nearby hospital or at a GP, please do so.
Staff will wear masks at all times. Patients will be required to wear masks at all times unless it is not clinically appropriate. Non-urgent outpatient bookings and elective surgery will be postponed.

 

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