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COVID-19 restrictions extend until 6am Friday 23 July, 2021

BREAKING: COVID-19 restrictions will be extended in parts of South East Queensland for seven days until 6am on Friday, 23 July after cases of community transmission were detected overnight.

People in the local government areas of Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Logan City, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast must continue to wear masks whenever they leave home.

HOSPITAL VISITORS
Visitor restrictions will remain in place for our hospital during this time. Visitors are restricted to hospitals within the restricted Local Government Areas of:

  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Ipswich
  • Moreton Bay Region
  • Redland City
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gold Coast City
  • Noosa Shire
  • Somerset Region
  • Lockyer Valley Region
  • Scenic Rim Region

These restrictions mean you can only visit someone in hospital if you are:

  • the parent, guardian or carer for a patient under the age of 18
  • a partner and/or support person for a patient admitted for care related to their pregnancy
  • support worker or informal carer (including family and friends) providing support for someone with a disability

MANDATORY MASKS
Anyone (other than a patient) permitted to enter a hospital must not enter, or remain on, the premises without wearing a single use surgical face mask

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STAFF, PATIENTS AND ESSENTIAL VISITORS: The following QLD Health COVID-19 restrictions remain unchanged.

Unless you are a patient at our hospital, you cannot visit if you:

· have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine

· have returned from overseas in the last 14 days (excluding safe travel zone countries)

· have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

· have visited a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or since the hotspot was declared (whichever is shorter)

· have visited an interstate exposure venue in the last 14 days

· have been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since the identified start date (whichever is shorter), unless you fit into one of the categories of people who are allowed to enter a facility with a negative COVID-19 test

· have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting to receive the results (except for tests due to surveillance testing obligations)

· have COVID-19 symptoms of fever (37.5 degrees or more), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or fatigue.

Get tested
If you have any symptoms at all, get tested immediately and quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

COVID-19 updates
We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and follow guidance issued by QLD Health and amend any measures as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support to keep our community safe