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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Garden City Is the Latest Shopping Centre to Join Brisbane's Lengthy List of Exposure Sites

Brisbane's latest lockdown has ended, but new venues keep being added to the exposure site list.
By Sarah Ward
July 06, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
July 06, 2021
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Brisbane's latest lockdown might be over, but new COVID-19 cases are still being identified — and, as a result, the city's list of exposure sites continues to grow. So far during this current outbreak, shopping centres have featured heavily among the places visited by folks who later returned a positive coronavirus test. DFO at the airport, and both Chermside and Indooroopilly shopping centres have already been named, and now Garden City has joined them.

You know the drill from here, because naming locations and venues that positive coronavirus cases have visited is a key element of Queensland's containment strategy, and has been since last year. Also a core part of the plan: requiring people who've attended the same sites at the same time to take action, including self-isolating and getting tested.

So, if you went to Garden City, the biggest shopping centre in Brisbane's south, between Monday, June 28–Wednesday, June 30, you may have some extra time at home in your future. On the Monday, anyone who went to Wallace Bishop between 12.50–2pm, the Optus Store from 2–2.35pm and 2.40–3.05pm, Sushi Hub or Coffee Hit between 2.15–2.45pm, and Robin's Kitchen from 2.50–3.45pm will need to get tested ASAP and then self-isolate even after receiving a negative result. You'll also need to contact Queensland Health to find out exactly how long you'll need to quarantine for.

The same applies on the Tuesday at Wallace Bishop from 2.50–3pm, Aldi and Spuds & Plums from 3.10–4pm, Woolworths between 3.50–4.25pm and Cinnabon from 4.15–4.35pm — and on the Wednesday at National Australia Bank between 3.05–3.20pm.

Anyone at the shopping centre in general on the Monday from 12.35–3.45pm and the Tuesday between 2.45–4.35 should also get tested, but they only need to isolate if they're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Other places of note that've joined the exposure sites list recently include Woolworths at Forest Lake,  IGA New Farm, Night Owl in Kangaroo Point, and Kmart, JB Hi-Fi and Woolworths at Indooroopilly — for the full list, head to the Queensland Health website.

As always, the usual advice regarding COVID-19 applies anyway. So, requests regarding social distancing, hygiene and getting tested if you're feeling even the slightest possible COVID-19 symptoms in general are still in effect, as they have since March 2020.

As last reported on Monday, July 5, Queensland currently has 47 active cases.

For more information about the status of COVID-19 in Queensland, head to the Queensland COVID-19 hub and the Queensland Health website.

Top image: Google Maps.

Published on July 06, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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