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Contact tracing (exposure sites) — coronavirus (COVID-19)

Changes to contact tracing in Queensland

From 31 December 2021, we will only notify of major outbreak venues or super-spreader events in Queensland.

We are no longer routinely listing exposure sites in Queensland since transmission of COVID-19 is now widespread throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland.

You need to consider any movement through the Queensland community as a risk for COVID-19 infection. So make sure to maintain social distancing, perform regular hand hygiene, monitor for symptoms, and get tested if you develop any symptoms.

Updated definitions and requirements for confirmed cases and close contacts

From 12am AEST Friday 31 December 2021, there have been changes to the requirements for confirmed cases and close contacts.

Queensland locations

There are no major outbreak venues or super-spreader events reported in Queensland.

Protecting yourself

Transmission of COVID-19 is now widespread throughout metropolitan, regional and remote Queensland. You need to consider any movement through the Queensland community as a risk for COVID-19 infection. So make sure to maintain social distancing, perform regular hand hygiene, monitor for symptoms, and get tested if you develop any symptoms.

Airport workers and travellers

As part of Queensland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan to Unite Families, our borders have opened to travellers.  As a result, people with COVID-19 are now passing through Queensland airports. Therefore, the risk of COVID exposure to travellers and workers in both domestic and international airports is significantly increased.

Airport workers and travellers must remember to wear masks at all times while in airports, must remain vigilant in monitoring for symptoms of COVID and get tested for COVID if they experience symptoms, in addition to any other industry testing plans.

Interstate exposure venues

Interstate exposure venues are no longer being published.

How to verify a message about contact tracing

We have received reports of COVID-19 themed hoax text messages (SMS) and emails. If you are a genuine close contact the Public Health Team will continue to attempt to make contact, generally from a private number.

To verify if a contact tracing message received is genuine, call the public health unit closest to you. We will never ask you for passwords or financial information. Read more about COVID-19 hoaxes and scams.