Chermside and Indooroopilly Shopping Centres Have Been Named As Exposure Sites
If you've visited the two shopping centres at specific times, you'll need to get tested and quarantine.
With new locally acquired COVID-19 cases popping up throughout Queensland over the past couple of weeks, the Sunshine State's response has been rolling out as expected. In southeast Queensland and select other parts of the state, a lockdown is currently in effect, and masks are now required outside of the house. And, as always happens, the list of places visited by people who've tested positive to COVID-19 continues to grow.
You know the drill from here, because naming locations and venues that positive coronavirus cases have visited is key element of Queensland's containment strategy, and has been since last year. The list has been expanding in recent days, and includes a number of big and notable sites — especially if you've been to two of Brisbane's big shopping centres recently.
Both Chermside and Indooroopilly shopping centres have been named as exposure sites — aka the two biggest shopping centres in Brisbane's north and west. A case visited Chermside on Monday, June 28, stepping into Rebel Sport and Footlocker between 3.20–3.35pm, Country Road between 3.30–3.55pm and Athlete's Foot between 3.55–4.10pm. If you were there at the same time, you'll need to get tested ASAP and then self-isolate until you receive a negative result. And if you were just at the northside shopping centre at all from 3.15–4.20pm that same day, you need to get tested; however, you don't have to self-isolate unless you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
Indooroopilly's place on the list dates back to Tuesday, June 22, at Coles between 6–6.45pm — and also covers Friday, June 25, at the Commonwealth Bank from 9.55–10.25am and JB Hi-Fi from 10.10–10.25am. Again, if you were there at the same time, you'll need to get tested ASAP and then self-isolate until you receive a negative result. Broader alerts apply to the centre on both days as well, so if you dropped by on the Tuesday from 6–6.45pm or on the Friday from 9.45–10.30am, you must get tested, but self-isolation is only necessary if you have symptoms.
Other places of note currently named as exposure sites include gyms in Fortitude Valley and Hamilton, Cotton On at DFO at the airport, Chez Nous Cafe in Roma Street in the CBD, Woolworths Gasworks at Newstead and a number of Virgin flights — 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.
Queensland currently has 42 active cases, with locally acquired numbers increasing in recent days due to four clusters: one around the The Portuguese Family Centre, one relating to a Northern Territory mine worker who returned to Queensland, one involving an employee at the Prince Charles Hospital, and another linked to Sydney's current outbreak via a Virgin flight attendant.
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Published on July 01, 2021 by Sarah Ward