Contact tracing — coronavirus (COVID-19)
Current contact tracing alerts
What should I do?
For people who attended the below venues at the relevant times there is a low risk of exposure to COVID-19. People who attended these venues at the relevant times are asked to monitor their health and immediately get tested if they get any COVID-19 symptoms.
It is possible that other locations in Brisbane were visited by the confirmed cases while they had COVID-19.
It is important to:
- Stay home if you are sick
- If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, get tested
- Stay 1.5 metres away from other people—think two big steps
- Wash your hands with soap and water, or hand sanitizer
- Leave the location if it is crowded.
|African Grocery Shop||Woodridge (Station Rd)||28-Jul-20||All|
|Primary Medical and Dental Practice||Browns Plains||28-Jul-20||
|Chatime Grand Plaza||Browns Plains||28-Jul-20||12.30-1.00pm|
|Origin Kebabs Grand Plaza||Browns Plains||28-Jul-20||12.30-1.00pm|
|Richlands Medical Centre Richlands Plaza||Richlands||29-Jul-20||Around 10.45am|
|SNP Collection Centre Forest Lake||Forest Lake||29-Jul-20||Around 11.35am|
|Flight Number||Airline||Origin||Destination||Date of arrival||Arrival time|
|JQ790||Jetstar||Sydney||Maroochydore||31 July 2020||Arrived 12.50pm|
Please note that public contact tracing alerts are removed after 14 days as they are no longer applicable.
Contact tracing for COVID-19
If a person gets a positive test result for COVID-19, we do what is called ‘contact tracing’. This is to prevent the virus spreading further through the community. It is the same process that we use with other contagious viruses like measles.
As part of this process, we speak to the sick person to find out who might have had close contact with them when they would have been infectious.
If there are people who had close contact with the sick person, our staff get in touch with them directly. If they start showing symptoms, we get them assessed faster and take the right action.
If we can’t find the people who had been in close contact with a person who tested positive, we will issue an alert on our website and through media and social media. This lists the dates, times and places where the sick person was. We ask the public who may have had contact with that sick person at one of those times or places to contact us.
Close contacts are people who have had face-to-face contact with a confirmed or probable case for more than 15 minutes in total over the course of a week. For example, having three chats of five minutes each over seven days is considered 15 minutes total contact.
Close contacts are also people who have shared an enclosed space with a confirmed or probable case for more than two hours.
This contact period is counted from 48 hours before the start of the person’s symptoms.
We are not looking for people who passed the sick person on the street or in a shop, as the risk to them is extremely low.
The local public health unit will tell you if you have been deemed a close contact of someone who has COVID-19. They may direct you to quarantine in provided accommodation for 14 days. If you get sick with any COVID-19 symptoms during that period, even mild, get tested immediately.