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Reinstated hospital visitor restrictions for interstate areas of concern

Effective 1am today, Wednesday 26th May 2021, Queensland will activate interstate areas of concern. Any persons in Queensland or entering Queensland who have been in an interstate area of concern on or from 15th May 2021 will be required to quarantine.

These persons may not visit a vulnerable facility until 14 days has passed since the person was last in the interstate area of concern.

A list of the Victorian Local Government Areas of concern can be found here:

Interstate Areas of Concern | Queensland Health

UPDATES TO HOSPITAL VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
Effective 1am 26 May, 2021

  • Visitors who have been in an Interstate Area of Concern in the last 14 days will be restricted entry.
  • Visitors may be requested to provide evidence of the negative COVID-19 test when entering a hospital.
  • If a visitor has been in an Interstate Area of Concern as listed by the Victorian Government they cannot enter a hospital in Queensland for any purpose unless they have an exemption for an end of life visit. They must get a COVID-19 test and quarantine for 14 days.

ALL HOSPITAL VISITORS
The following Queensland 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
  • have returned from overseas, interstate (resided, visited or transited through a known declared hotspot in the last 14 days)
  • have been asked to self-quarantine
  • have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or a cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing difficulties, loss of the sense of smell or an altered sense of taste.

Routine health screening remains in place at our hospital entrance, before patients, visitors and any persons wishing to access our hospital may enter.

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 Queensland Health and amend any measures as necessary.

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

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