Following the announcement by Victoria of a case of COVID-19 acquired by a quarantine facility worker, Queensland Health is monitoring the situation closely and awaiting more information from the Victorian health authorities.
Updates to the latest Queensland Health Directions also mean that private health organisations operating hospitals, health facilities, disability accommodation facilities or residential aged care facilities will be required to restrict entry to these facilities for any person who has been in Greater Melbourne on or since 29 January 2021.
If you have travelled to Greater Melbourne since 29 January 2021 and are now in Queensland. If you have any symptoms at all, please also get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.
We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow guidance issued by Queensland Health and amend these measures as necessary.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support to keep our community safe.
Further information on the updates to these Directions, including information on the Local Government Areas that make up Greater Melbourne can be found via the Queensland Government website at: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers.