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Greater Melbourne Hotspot and Queensland Border Closure

BREAKING: Queensland will close its border, from 1:00am Saturday, 13 February following the Victorian Government’s announcement of a 5-day lockdown.

From 1am Saturday 13 February, anyone who enters Queensland and has been in the 36 local government areas in Greater Melbourne on or since 9 February will be directed to quarantine in government-arranged accommodation for 14 days.

  • Anyone who has been to any of the listed venues in Greater Melbourne, is required to get tested and follow Victoria's health directives to quarantine for 14 days, and call 13 HEALTH.
  • View the list of affected venues in Greater Melbourne, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/
  • This includes anyone who arrived in Queensland from Melbourne on Tuesday 9 February and who travelled through Terminal 4 (Jetstar) at Melbourne Airport.
  • Anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne on or since 5 February, but hasn’t been to one of the affected venues, is also required to get tested and isolate until you have received a negative result.

UPDATES TO VISITOR SCREENING 1AM AEST SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY

  • Visitors who have been in Greater Melbourne, on or since 29 January 2021 will be restricted entry.
  • Due to the recent COVID-19 case in Greater Melbourne, anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne on or after 29 January 2021 cannot enter a hospital unless 14 days have passed since they were in Greater Melbourne or they have received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Visitors may be requested to provide evidence of the negative COVID-19 test when entering a hospital.
  • If a visitor has been in a public exposure site as listed by the Victorian Government 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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