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As another case of COVID is confirmed in Queensland, health officials on both side of the border are hoping to stop the spread of the virus and are asking for the public’s help.

Queensland Health has released a list of venues attended by a Strathpine man who tested positive to COVID-19 overnight.

The man, aged in his 20s, is the second confirmed case in the past two days.

He was a close contact of a 26-year-old Stafford man who tested positive late Thursday night.

A Public Health Alert has been issued for parts of Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions in relation to these cases.

More locations may be added after it was revealed the Strathpine man hosted a gathering of around 25 people at his home between being instructed to isolate and getting his positive test results.

The attendees at the party have been placed in quarantine while the risk is assessed.

Anyone who has been to any of the venues below must immediately isolate and get tested tomorrow.

NSW Health alert

NSW Health is reminding people entering NSW from Queensland who have been in Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council since 11 March 2021 to:

  • Remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested and isolate with even the mildest of symptoms.
  • Monitor the Queensland Health website regularly to check if you have attended any of the venues/places listed and immediately follow the Queensland Health public health advice and contact NSW Health on 1800 943 553 so we can support  you with access to testing.
  • Avoid non-essential visits to hospitals and residential aged care facilities and disability residential care services until further notice. Please continue to seek medical care as usual.
  • People who have been in the two areas who work in hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability residential care services should check with their employer, monitor the Queensland Health website for further advice and use masks when at work.

Anyone who entered NSW from 12.01 am on 27 March who has been in Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council since 11 March is required to complete an online declaration.

The online declaration form, available on the Service NSW website, is for all travellers intending to enter NSW, including by air, road and rail. This form includes contact details and confirmation whether people have been to any venues of concern. This information is critical to enable NSW Health to contact travellers, if required.

Declaration forms can be completed within the 24-hour period prior to entering NSW, or when you enter NSW.

The latest close contact venues notified by Queensland Health are:

Redcliffe Mamma’s Italian Restaurant 69 Redcliffe Parade Sunday 21 March

12.30pm-3.10pm

 

It was revealed the Strathpine man hosted a gathering of around 25 people at his home between being instructed to isolate and getting his positive test results.

The attendees at the party have been placed in quarantine while the risk is assessed.

Anyone who has been to any of the venues below must immediately isolate and get tested tomorrow.

Locations

20/3/2021 Black Hops Brewery East Brisbane 12:22pm 1:51pm
20/3/2021 Green Beacon brewing Co. Teneriffe 2pm 3:12pm
20/3/2021 Eatons Hill Hotel Eatons Hill 3:44pm 5:30pm
22/3/2021 PCYC Lawnton Lawnton 7:16am 8:10am
22/3/2021 Bunnings Lawnton 3:15pm 3:30pm
22/3/2021 Strathpine Plaza Shopping Centre Strathpine 3.43pm 3.49pm
23/3/2021 Zambrero Lawnton 12:51pm 12:55pm
23/3/2021 Lawnton Fruit Market Lawnton 1.57pm 2.05pm
23/3/2021 Nellas Gourmet Tucker Lawnton 3:37pm 3:47pm
23/3/2021 Poolwerx Strathpine Strathpine 3.15pm 3.57pm
23/3/2021 Dan Murphy’s Strathpine 7:26pm 7:36pm
24/3/2021 Hungry Jacks Strathpine 7.47pm Drive through
24/3/2021 Lawton Country Markets Lawnton 2.36pm 2.43pm
25/3/2021 BWS Strathpine 6:15pm ~6:30pm
25/3/2021 Ceres Pizza Café Strathpine 7.00pm 7.58pm

 

Anyone who has attended a casual contact venue is asked to immediately get tested regardless of symptoms and self-isolate until a negative result is returned.

The latest casual contact venues notified by Queensland Health are:

Alderley Genki Mart 3/24 South Pine Road Sunday 21 March

10.30am-10.46am

Carindale Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre (any part of the shopping centre) 1151 Creek Road Saturday 20 March

12pm-2.16pm

Everton Park Baskin-Robbins 2/489 South Pine Road Saturday 20 March

9.20pm-9.25pm

Newmarket Market Organics (store only) 190 Enoggera Road Saturday 20 March

2.45pm-3pm

Nundah Nundah Respiratory Clinic 1270 Sandgate Road Thursday 25 March

11.15am-11.40am

Stafford Guzman y Gomez Stafford (drive-through) 400 Stafford Road Monday 22 March

12.20pm-12.25pm

Stafford Bunnings Stafford 450 Stafford Road Monday 22 March

12.40pm-12.50pm

Stafford Aldi Stafford, Stafford City Shopping Centre 400 Stafford Road Thursday 25 March

8.30am-8.45am

NSW Health urges anyone in NSW with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics  or contact your GP.

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