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Worrying alert for new Covid exposure sites in Queensland – here’s who needs to isolate NOW

Queensland Health has released an updated alert featuring a number of new Covid exposure sites.

It comes hours after 11 LGAs in the Sunshine State were placed into a three-day lockdown from 4pm on Saturday afternoon after six positive cases of the Delta strain of coronavirus were confirmed overnight. 

Among the venues include a Coles supermarket, numerous chemists and even a handful of bus routes.

Oxley, in Brisbane’s south-west, has three fresh exposure sites – an Aldi supermarket, (Sunday 25 July, 8.55am to 9.25am) Chemist Warehouse (Sunday 25 July, 9.10am to 9.30am) and a Country Markets (Sunday 25 July, 8.30am to 9.10am).

Jindalee’s Coles, (Thursday 29 July, 2.55pm to 3.15pm) also in the south-west, a McDonald’s (Sunday 25 July, 6.20pm to 6.55pm) and a Terry White Chemmart (Thursday 29 July, 3pm to 3.20pm) in the same suburb were also exposed.

The Terry White Chemmart in Jindalee (pictured) has been identified as a Covid exposure site in Queensland

The same applies for Highgrove Bathrooms in East Brisbane (Thursday 29 July, 11am to 11.25am) and the Southbank TAFE (Wednesday 28 July, 6pm to 9pm) in South Brisbane.

Anyone who caught the route 66 bus from the UQ lakes bus station to the PA Hospital bus station on Wednesday July 28, between 12.20pm and 12.40pm has also been added to the list.

So too has the route 29 bus from the PA Hospital bus station to UQ lakes bus station on the same day, from 2.30pm to 2.50pm.

Another bus route on the exposure site list is the 412 from Sir Fred Schonell Drive in St Lucia, southwest of the CBD, to UQ Chancellor’s Place at the University of Queensland for Friday July 30, between 9.45am and 9.55am. 

Additionally, two new casual contact exposure sites have been added for Mount Gravatt, in Brisbane’s south.

Both are for Bunnings Warehouse, with one on Wednesday July 28 between 7am and 7.35am and the other on Thursday July 29 between 12.30pm and 1.05pm.

Any person who has visited any of the identified exposure sites is urged to get tested for Covid immediately.

They must also remain in quarantine – even after receiving a negative result – for 14 days from when they were last at the venue.

The lockdown has impacted more than three million residents, with NRL, AFL and Super Netball games all cancelled on Saturday across the state.

Coles Jindalee, in Brisbane's south-west, has been named as a Covid exposure site by Queensland Health

Coles Jindalee, in Brisbane’s south-west, has been named as a Covid exposure site by Queensland Health

Aldi in Oxley, (pictured) also in Brisbane's south-west, is a confirmed Covid exposure site - after six positive cases overnight, many parts of Queensland were plunged into a three-day lockdown

Aldi in Oxley, (pictured) also in Brisbane’s south-west, is a confirmed Covid exposure site – after six positive cases overnight, many parts of Queensland were plunged into a three-day lockdown

The 11 LGAs affected include Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Noosa Shire, Redland City, the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the Somerset Regional Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

Residents living can only leave home for four reasons including for essential goods, to provide or receive care, for essential school and work, and exercise.

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the state had no choice but to impose the harsh restrictions.

‘We have seen from the experience in other states that the only way to beat the Delta strain is to move quickly, to be fast, and to be strong,’ he said.

‘This will be the strictest lockdown that we have had.’

QUEENSLAND’S THREE-DAY LOCKDOWN 

More than 3 million residents across 11 LGAs will be in a strict lockdown from 4pm on Saturday to 4pm on Tuesday

The LGas affected include the City of Brisbane, the Moreton Bay Regional Council, the City of Gold Coast, the City of Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, the Logan City, the Noosa Shire Council, Redland City, the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the Somerset Regional Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Residents can leave their home for four reasons – exercise, to give or provide care, essential shopping and for essential work or school

Residents can exercise with one other person within 10km of their homes 

Masks are mandatory at indoor venues and residents must not travel further than 10km from their homes 

Funerals and weddings will be reduced to ten people and hospitality venues will be limited to takeaway only.

Non-essential businesses such as cinemas, hairdressers, gyms and places of worship will all close. 

The restrictions apply to anybody who had been in any of the 11 LGAs from 1am on Saturday regardless or not if they’ve since left the area. 

Masks will be required for both students and staff at high schools. 

Visitors will not be allowed at resident’s homes.

Community and professional sport will not be permitted. 

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