This Interactive Map Shows COVID-19 Case Alerts for Queensland Venues
The map lets Brisbanites see which venues are linked to positive COVID-19 cases — and the action required if you visited them.
In 2020, we all started paying extra attention to where we've been, in case venues we've visited were also attended by folks who've since tested positive to COVID-19. And with new local cases popping up again in Brisbane, checking the state's list of exposure sites is once again part of everyone's routines.
Queensland Health maintains a register of places that positive COVID-19 cases have visited, and urges the state's residents to get tested and/or self-isolate if they've also been to them at specific times. Now, you can also see all of the venue alerts across the state via a handy interactive map.
Called COVID-19 Near Me, the statewide map gives locations specific hues depending on the action visitors are being urged to comply with, making it easy to see whether or not you must get tested and self-isolate or just monitor for symptoms.
For example, bright red-coloured venues are close contact locations and, therefore, visitors are to get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days, even if they receive a negative test. Darker red means that you need to get tested and isolate until you receive further advice, while orange indicates casual contacts, which requires getting a test and self-isolating until receiving a negative result. Purple is used when you need to get tested and monitor for symptoms, and blue shows lower-risk locations that require visitors to monitor for symptoms and then get tested should any appear.
The map is not run by the government, but is instead powered by its official data. So, Queensland residents are urged to also check the official Queensland Health website if they have any concerns about venues they may have visited.
At the time of writing, the map was last updated on Sunday, September 12.
You can check out all existing COVID-19 venue alerts at covid19nearme.com.au. For more information about the status of COVID-19 in Queensland, head to the QLD COVID-19 hub and the Queensland Health website.
Images: screenshots of COVID-19 Near Me on Sunday, September 12.
Published on September 13, 2021 by Concrete Playground