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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.
By Cordelia Williamson and Sarah Ward
March 28, 2021
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By Cordelia Williamson and Sarah Ward
March 28, 2021
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In 2020, we all started paying extra attention to where we've been, in case venues we've visited were also attended by confirmed COVID-19 cases. With Queensland currently experiencing a new coronavirus cluster, frequently checking the state's list of exposure sites is once again part of Brisbanites' 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 on a new 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, 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. Orange indicates casual contacts, with visitors urged to get a test and self-isolate until receiving a negative result — whereas blue shows lower-risk locations that require visitors to monitor for symptoms and 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 late in the evening on Saturday, March 27.

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, March 28.

Published on March 28, 2021 by Cordelia Williamson

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