Woolworths, Westfield, Priceline among new list of at-risk venues

Ash Cant
·5-min read

Dozens of new locations have been added to Queensland's growing list of exposure sites, following the emergence of a coronavirus cluster.

Queensland reported two new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while the decision is yet to be made about lifting the Greater Brisbane area's three day lockdown.

The Queensland Government has released an extensive list of new exposure sites, including several Woolworths supermarkets, gyms and restaurants.

Several new venues have been added to Queensland's list of exposure sites, Source: AAP
Several new venues have been added to Queensland's list of exposure sites, Source: AAP

In total 37 new venues have are under Covid alerts, though only two of those locations are considered to be "close contacts".

Close contacts must quarantine immediately for 14 days since they attended the venue, and remain in self-quarantine regardless of test results.

A contact tracing self-assessment must also be completed by close contacts if they have not been contacted by Queensland Health.

The new exposure sites for close contacts include:

  • Hamilton Hotel - Sports bar, on Tuesday 23 March between 2.20pm and 4.45pm

  • Hamilton Hotel - Pokies room, on Tuesday 23 March between 4.45pm and 5.23pm

The bulk of new venues pertain to "casual contacts".

Casual contacts must get tested immediately regardless of symptoms, get re-tested if symptoms appear, quarantine at home until a negative result is received and complete a contact tracing self-assessment. 

The new exposure sites for casual contacts include:

  • Body Plus Physio, Caboolture, on Tuesday 16 March between 8.30am and 8.50am

  • Silky Oakes, Strathpine, on Tuesday 16 March between 12pm and 12.05pm

  • Priceline Pharmacy, Albany Creek, on Tuesday 16 March between 12.30pm and 12.40pm

  • Grill’d, Eatons Hill, on Tuesday 16 March between 1pm and 1.30pm

  • Tafe, Southbank, on Wednesday 17 March between 8am and 4.30pm

  • Woolworths Everton Park, Everton Park, on Wednesday 17 March between 1.39pm and 2.13pm

  • World Gym, North Lakes, on Thursday 18 March between 9.15am and 9.45am

  • Basil and Vine, Burpengary, on Thursday March 18 between 10am and 10.15am

  • Electric Chair Barber Shop, Everton Park, on Thursday March 18 between 3.15pm and 4.14pm

  • Lawnton Country Markets Bakery, Lawnton, on Friday 19 March between 6.11am and 6.26am

  • Westfield, North Lakes, on Friday March 19 between 11.20am and 11.50am

  • Newstead Brewing Co., Newstead, on Friday March 19 between 3.54pm and 5.29pm

  • Reef Seafood & Sushi Brisbane, Newstead, on Friday 19 March between 5.37pm and 6.35pm

  • The Standard Market Company, Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Tce, Newstead, on Friday 19 March between 6.35pm and 6.45

  • Public Toilet, Gasworks Plaza (located to the right of the escalator from the car park), Newstead, Friday 19 March between 6.46pm and 6.47pm

  • Plus Fitness 24/7 Gym Everton Park, Everton Park, on Saturday 20 March between 7.40am and 8.34am

  • Coles Everton Park Everton Plaza Shopping Centre, Everton Park, on Saturday March 20 between8.39am and 8.44am

  • Neighbourhood Market Co., Everton Park, Saturday 20 March between 8.45am and 8.55am

  • The Bavarian Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City, Saturday March 20 between 2.15pm and 4pm

  • Riverland Brisbane, Brisbane City, Saturday 20 March between 4.10pm and 6.32pm

  • Viscosity, Fortitude Valley, Saturday 20 March between 6.42pm and 7.31pm

  • XCargo, Fortitude Valley, Saturday 20 March between 7.35pm and 9.32pm

  • Burrito Bar Everton Park, Everton Park, Sunday 21 March, 3.24pm and 3.33pm

  • Westfield North Lakes — Dymocks and Woolworths, on Tuesday 23 March between 11am and 12pm

  • Woolworths, Strathpine, Tuesday 23 March between 4pm and 4.30pm

  • Tafe, Southbank, Wednesday 24 March between 8am and 4.30pm

  • Coles Everton Park, Everton Plaza Shopping Centre, Everton Park, on Wednesday 24 March between 3.24pm and 3.33pm

  • Uroko Sushi on Train, Everton Park, on Wednesday 24 March between 7.19pm and 7.33pm

  • World Gym, North Lakes, on Thursday 25 March between 8.45am and 9.45am

  • Officeworks, Rothwell, on Thursday 25 March, between 12pm and 12.30pm

  • Westfield, Northlakes, on Thursday 25 March between 2pm and 3pm

  • Oliver's Real Food, Maryborough West, on Thursday 25 March between 11.50am and 12.09pm

  • World Gym, North Lakes, Friday 26 March between 10am and 10.30am

  • Stable Coffee Kitchen, Tugun, on Sunday 28 March between 10.27am and 10.48am

  • Southport Park Shopping Centre, Southport,Sunday 28 March between 3pm and 4pm

A full list of all the exposure sites can be found at on the Queensland Government's website.

What Brisbane must do to get out of lockdown

More than two million Queenslanders are yet to learn if they'll escape lockdown in time for Easter, and it'll come down to two things.

Authorities must be able to link any new cases of coronavirus to previously known infections, and testing rates must have remained high.

If there's even a single mystery case that can't be directly linked to two recent clusters in Brisbane, stay-at-home orders are likely to be extended over the Easter break.

People line up to be tested at the Gold Coast University Hospital testing centre on the Gold Coast, Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Greater Brisbane's lockdown could still end before the Easter holidays after just two new coronavirus cases emerged in the community. Source: AAP

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young will hold a press briefing at 9am that will announce whether the three-day lockdown affecting 2.2 million people in Greater Brisbane will be extended beyond Thursday afternoon.

"If we see very good testing rates across Queensland and we don't see any unlinked community transmission, the signs for Easter are looking positive," the premier told reporters on Wednesday.

"If it's encouraging news tomorrow, we will be lifting the hotspot for Greater Brisbane."

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