Queensland Hotspots Revoked

first_imgQueensland Hotspots Revoked Department of the Chief Minister and CabinetThe Chief Health Officer will revoke Greater Queensland as a hotspot from 11.30am on 1 April 2021.The below Queensland Local Government Areas are revoked as COVID-19 Hotspots for the purposes of travel to the Northern Territory:· City of Brisbane· Moreton Bay Region· City of Ipswich· Logan City· Redland City· Toowoomba RegionPeople arriving in the Northern Territory from a Queensland hotspot will no longer have to undertake mandatory supervised quarantine. Anyone currently in mandatory quarantine from a Queensland hotspot will be able to exit.The Hotspot over Byron Shire Council remains in place.The Chief Health Officer has also revoked the isolate and test direction in relation to all Queensland locations. If you have an appointment booked that you no longer need, please call the COVID-19 hotline to cancel it.This decision comes off the back of Queensland deciding to come out of their three-day lock down early, and only one more COVD-19 case recording in the past 24 hours.Significant community testing has been undertaken across Greater Brisbane and the public health measures implemented by Queensland authorities have acted as a circuit breaker for this cluster of cases.The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will declare a hotspot at any time if required.All people travelling to the Northern Territory will continue to be required to complete an online border entry form upon arrival.The Chief Health Officer has urged Territorians not to become complacent as the COVID-19 situation can change quickly. Personal behaviour including practising high levels of hygiene and physical distancing remain our best defence against COVID-19.The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.· Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m at all times.· Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.· Cough and sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Put your tissue in the bin straight away.· Do not travel or go to work if you are sick.· If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Brisbane, Byron Shire Council, City of Brisbane, Government, health, Ipswich, Local Government, Logan, Logan City, Northern Territory, public health, quarantine, Queensland, Redland City, Toowoombalast_img read more