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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Carindale Shopping Centre and Portside Wharf Have Joined Brisbane's Growing List of Exposure Sites

New local cases visited the two busy spots, alongside venues in Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Spring Hill, South Brisbane and the CBD.
By Sarah Ward
September 30, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
September 30, 2021
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Since Tuesday, September 28, local COVID-19 cases have popping up in Brisbane again, which means that a familiar pattern has kicked in once more. We all know what happens from here, with Queensland Health issuing public health alerts about places that've been visited by people who since tested positive — and Brisbanites now keeping an eye on COVID-19 exposure sites.

Indeed, naming locations and venues that 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.

This time around, a number of high-profile venues are on the list — as tends to happen when new cases pop up. Two of the notable ones right now: Carindale Shopping Centre and Portside Wharf. So, if you've been to either lately, you might have a test and a stint at home in your future.

If you went to Carindale, one of the big shopping centres in Brisbane's south, on Sunday, September 26, that may apply to you.  Six sites within the centre have been named as close contact venues, which requires immediately quarantining at home, getting tested as soon as you can, completing the online contact tracing form and continuing to quarantine for 14 days even if you get a negative result. You're in that category if you were at Tree of Life between 12–12.20pm, City Chic from 12.05–12.25pm, Platypus Shoes between 12.10–12.35pm, Typo from 12.20–12.40pm, Jay Jays between 1225–12.55pm and BWS from 1.05–1.20pm.

A number of Carindale venues have also been listed as casual exposure sites, which requires isolating ASAP, getting tested, then remaining in self-isolation until you get a negative result. That covers Cotton On from 11.55am–12.15pm, Kmart between 12–12.25pm, Big W from 12.35–1pm and Woolworths from 12.45–1.15pm. And, all of Westfield Carindale's level one and level two is named as a low-risk site from 11.55am–1.30pm on the Sunday, too. That calls for getting tested ASAP, then monitoring for symptoms.

Over at Portside Wharf, the precinct is on the list on multiple days — all as casual contact sites. If you were there on Tuesday, September 21 from 6–9pm, Wednesday, September 22 from 6.30–9pm, Thursday, September 23 from 6–9pm, Friday, September 24 from 7.39–9pm, Saturday, September 25 from 6–9pm, Sunday, September 26 from 6–9pm and/or Monday, September 27 from 6–9pm, you need to isolate ASAP, get tested, then stay in self-isolation until you get a negative result.

Other places that've joined the exposure sites list recently venues in Camp Hill, Cannon Hill, Spring Hill, South Brisbane and the CBD — 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 Wednesday, September 29, Queensland currently has 18 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: Kgbo via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on September 30, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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