Public health alert- arrivals from Brisbane

As Queensland authorities investigate the COVID-19 case detected in the Brisbane community, NSW Health is asking recent arrivals from Queensland to be vigilant and follow the latest health advice.

NSW Health is asking all persons who have been in Brisbane or Moreton Bay area since Saturday 20 March 2021 and have entered NSW to check the Queensland Health website for public health instructions.

Venues of concern are listed on the Queensland Health website:  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

Should Queensland Health identify any close contact venues, anyone who attended those venues during the relevant times is prohibited from entering NSW. If they are already in NSW they must immediately get tested and go into isolation for 14 days.

Anyone who has attended casual contact venues listed on the website during the relevant times is asked to immediately get tested regardless of symptoms and self-isolate until a negative result is returned.

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

Anyone who has been in the Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas since 20 March should avoid non-essential visits to hospitals and residential aged care facilities and disability residential care services until further notice.

People who have been in the Brisbane City Council or Moreton Bay Regional Council areas since 20 March who work in these facilities should check with their employer, monitor the Queensland Health website for further advice and use masks when at work.

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

There are more than 350 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. Find your nearest covid testing clinic visit or contact your GP.