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Two people linked to Sunshine Coast test positive

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Two people linked to Sunshine Coast test positive

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Public health alert: two people linked to Sunshine Coast test positive to COVID-19

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Contact tracing and testing is underway after three people, including one who works on the Sunshine Coast and another who lives here, tested positive to COVID-19.

A Public Health Alert has been issued for parts of the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane after all three were active in the community – two for several days.

The latest case is a miner who returned from working in the Northern Territory, transited through Brisbane Airport on Friday night and travelled to the Sunshine Coast.

The mine worker was infectious in the community for around a day with any venues of concern to be added to the Queensland Health website.

The miner case is on top of the two community-acquired cases identified Sunday morning.


One of those is a worker at the Brisbane Airport DFO, while the partner of that person works on the Sunshine Coast. The partner’s workplace has not yet been disclosed and may remain confidential.

Queensland Health updated the exposure sites on Sunday, including locations in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

McDonald’s Glass House Mountains was considered a close contact site of the Brisbane resident who works on the Coast. The person visited the popular highway stop, on June 22, 5.45am to 6am, and June 23, 6am to 6.15am.

Scroll down for a list of south-east Queensland contact sites.

The two Brisbane cases are believed to be part of the cluster linked to a Portuguese restaurant.

While the couple didn’t attend the restaurant, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said one was friends with people who did.

That person did not develop symptoms, but was tested because they were working at Brisbane Airport’s Direct Factory Outlet, which was earlier listed as an exposure site.


“We are going to deem them (the DFO worker) as infectious in the community from the 20th of June,” Dr Young said on Sunday.

“They’ve been to a lot of sites throughout the community which we’ll put up on our website, several gyms (and) several shopping centres.”

The person’s partner who lives in the same house in Brisbane tested positive and developed symptoms on June 23.

“So we’re deeming them (the partner) infectious, going back to the 21st,” Dr Young said.

“They (the partner) have also been to a lot of venues, a lot of different sites, and they work on the Sunshine Coast.”

If the new cases are linked to the existing Brisbane cluster, involving the Alpha variant, they would take that outbreak to nine known cases.

Meanwhile, health authorities are working to contact passengers who were on board Virgin flights with a staff member who has since tested positive for the virus.


Five Virgin Australia flights on Friday and Saturday took passengers either to or from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast.

“Fortunately, the flights were fairly empty because of all of the restrictions with Sydney,” Dr Young said.

Millions of NSW residents are in the first day of a fortnight-long lockdown, with residents of Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong ordered to stay at home until at least July 9.

The lockdown came after the number of COVID-19 cases in the harbour city swelled by 12 to 80 on Saturday.

It comes as a positive case at a Northern Territory mine is also heightening concern in Queensland, with several workers understood to have returned to the state.

The man, a mine worker, flew into Brisbane from Victoria before travelling on to the Northern Territory.

While in Brisbane he stayed on the floor of a hotel previously linked to cases of virus transmission.


“Because he’d been on that floor he was asked to get tested, which he did, and that came back positive,” Dr Young said.

All those staying on floor five of Brisbane’s Novotel are now being moved.

Dr Young said there is “a lot happening” in the state, and urged anybody with symptoms to get tested as soon as possible.

“That is just critical,” she said.

Queensland will also revert back to previous venue density requirements and cap guests at private homes at 100 for the two-week duration of NSW’s current restrictions.

Meanwhile, Queensland recorded one additional case in hotel quarantine, bringing the active total to 40.

Queenslanders have been urged to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice.


If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you should immediately get tested for COVID.

People who are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment at a vaccination location in Queensland. 

 

Qld Health COVID-19 contacts list

Close contacts

  • Saturday 19 June 2021 Cotton on, DFO Brisbane (Airport)
    18th Avenue Brisbane Airport 4.10pm-4.30pm
  • Saturday 19 June 2021 Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre
    Unit 3/1449 Boundary Road Ellen Grove 7pm-Close
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 McDonald’s Glass House Mountains
    4288 Bruce Hwy Coochin Creek 5.45am-6am
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Good Life Gym Fortitude Valley
    Homemaker The Valley North, Montpelier Rd &, Wickham St Fortitude Valley 7.30am-9.45am
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
    79 Russell St West End 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Anytime Fitness Hamilton
    2 Harbour Rd Hamilton 4.15pm-5.15pm
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Coles Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
    Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd Indooroopilly 6pm-6.45pm
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 McDonald’s Glass House Mountains
    4288 Bruce Hwy Coochin Creek 6am-6.15am
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
    79 Russell St West End 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 Anytime Fitness Hamilton
    2 Harbour Rd Hamilton 4pm-5.30pm
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 Goodlife Health Clubs West End
    West Village, 35 Mollison St West End 5.15pm-7.15pm
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Ampol Petrol Station
    132a East-West Arterial Rd Hendra 7am-7.25am
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Zarraffas Coffee Hendra
    538 Nudgee Road or, 100 East-West Arterial Rd Hendra 7am-7.25am
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Hendra Post Office
    355 Nudgee Rd Hendra 7.10am-7.30am
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
    79 Russell St West End 12.15pm-5.30pm
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Guzman and Gomez
    Shop 1/18 Stamford Rd Indooroopilly 7.45pm-8pm
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Chez Nous Cafe
    160 Roma St Brisbane City 8.15am-8.30am
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Market Organics
    10/620 Moggill Rd Chapel Hill 9.10am-9.45am
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
    322 Moggill Rd Indooroopilly 9.55am-10.25am
  • Friday 25 June 2021 JB HIFI, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
    322 Moggill Rd Indooroopilly 10.10am-10.25am
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Unhas Chic Salon
    8/204 Alice Street Brisbane City 12.30pm-2.30pm
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Woolworths Metro Teneriffe
    105-109 Commercial Rd Teneriffe 1pm-1.15pm
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Woolworths GasWorks
    76 Skyring Terrace Newstead 2.55pm-3.10pm

Casual contacts

  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Good Life Gym Fortitude Valley
    Homemaker The Valley North, Montpelier Rd &, Wickham St Fortitude Valley 9.45am-12.30pm
  • Wednesday 23 June 2021 Goodlife Health Clubs West End
    West Village, 35 Mollison St West End 7.15pm-11.59pm
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Emporium
    Emporium, Ann St Fortitude Valley 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 So Sushi
    Emporium, Ann St Fortitude Valley 3.45pm-4.30pm
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
    322 Moggill Rd Indooroopilly 9.45am-10.30am

Casual but low risk contacts


  • Saturday 19 June 2021 DFO Brisbane (Airport)
    18th Avenue Brisbane Airport 4pm-4.30pm

Low risk contacts

  • Saturday 19 June 2021 Escape2 Hiking Shop
    DFO, The Cct Brisbane Airport 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 19 June 2021 Lobby (incl. female toilets) of Park Regis Hotel
    293 North Quay Brisbane City 4.50pm-5.15pm
  • Saturday 19 June 2021 Brisbane CBD
    Vicinity of Queen Street Mall Brisbane City 5pm-6pm
  • Sunday 20 June 2021 Charlie’s Raw Squeeze
    730 Sandgate Rd Clayfield 9am-9.30am
  • Sunday 20 June 2021 Escape2 Hiking Shop
    DFO, The Cct Brisbane Airport 10am-3pm
  • Sunday 20 June 2021 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Fever Clinic
    Butterfield St Herston 3.30pm-4.30pm
  • Tuesday 22 June 2021 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
    322 Moggill Rd Indooroopilly 6pm-6.45pm
  • Friday 25 June 2021 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital Fever Clinic
    Butterfield St Herston 4pm-5pm