On Friday evening, Queensland Health issued a public health alert, mentioning dozens of new locations visited by confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The new locations were visited by infectious people between August 15 and August 27 and span from Toowoomba to Pimpama.
The new venues include petrol stations, retailers and shopping centres.
“Anyone who has been to these locations at the times specified should monitor their health and if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild, get tested,” a statement said.
The fresh additions to the hotspot list come after Queensland recorded three new virus cases on Friday – two of which were contracted by Queensland Corrective Services Academy recruits who ate at the dining room of the training facility in Wacol, west of Brisbane.
The growing list of hot spots comes as the Gold Coast settles into its latest round of COVID-safe rules.
At 8am Saturday the new Gold Coast restrictions on gatherings came into effect, limiting get-togethers to a maximum of 10 people, unless held at a venue with a COVID-Safe plan.
While the restrictions affect all indoor and outdoor gatherings, it was a particularly rough blow for schoolies celebrations, an annual event held to celebrate the milestone of graduating high school.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Friday that organised events and concerts at the annual Gold Coast festival would not go ahead due to the “great risk” it posed.
Schoolies.com CEO Matt Lloyd said he respected and agreed with the decision to cancel events over the Schoolies period, but his organisation would still do what it could to help school leavers celebrate their graduation in line with government guidelines.
Queensland Health identified the following locations:
- Pimpama Junction Centre between 10am and 11.50am
- Coomera Westfield between 11.20am and 11.25am
- Chemist Warehouse Pimpama City Centre between 8.20am and 8.30am
- Pimpama Junction Centre between 12.20pm and 12.25pm
- Zarraffa’s Pimpama City at 10am
- The South Hotel Toowoomba from 8.15am to 10am
- Queens Parks Markets East Toowoomba from 8.15am to 10am
- Zarraffa’s Pimpama City at 6.30am
- Coles Express Pimpama City Centre at 6.18am and again at 4.25pm
- Coles Upper Coomera from 8pm to 8.10pm
- Spotlight Indooroopilly from 9am to 11am
- Logan Motorway BP Service Centre and McDonald’s at Larapinta at 3.50pm
- Zarraffa’s Pimpama City at 6.30am
- Logan Motorway BP Service Centre and McDonald’s at Larapinta at 7am
- Coles Express Pimpama City Centre at 9pm
- Southern Bay Cyclones Rugby Union (Cyclones vs Logan Saints) in Redland Bay from 8pm to 10pm
- United Service Station Pimpama from 4pm to 4.20pm
- Pimpama McDonald’s from 8.30am to 9.30am
- Bunnings Oxenford from 12pm to 12.05pm
- Coles Pimpama City from 1pm to 2pm
- Graceville Netball Courts & Canteen, Faulkner Park from 1pm to 3pm
- Kmart, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre from 3.15pm to 4.45pm
- Coles Pimpama City from 4.10pm to 4.20pm
- IGA Coomera from 2.10pm to 2.20pm
- Coles Pimpama City from 4.05pm to 4.20pm
- Logan Motorway BP Service Centre and McDonald’s at Larapinta from 4.20pm to 4.30pm
- Coomera Westfield from 5.30pm to 6pm
- Logan Motorway BP Service Centre and McDonald’s at Larapinta from 6.40am to 6.45am and again from 4.20pm to 4.30pm
- Coomera Westfield from 9.30am to 10.25am
- Woolworths Pimpama Junction from 10.40am to 10.50am
- Kmart Oxenford from 11am to 11.10am
- Bunnings Oxenford from 11.20am to 11.50am
- Woolworths Pimpama Kunction from 12pm to 12.15pm
- Zazar’s Kebabs Pimpama from 12.15pm to 12.25pm
- Logan Motorway BP Service Centre and McDonald’s at Larapinta from 5.45pm to 5.50pm
- Gold Coast University Hospital Fever Clinic from 7pm to 7.20pm
- Princess Alexandria Hospital Fever Clinic from 12.40pm to 12.55pm
- Priceline Pharmacy Forest Lake from 9am to 9.10am
- Coles Forest Lake Shopping Centre from 9.15am to 9.30am
A full list of venues potentially exposed to coronavirus is viewable here.