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COVID-19 Health and Safety Advisement Update

The Commonwealth Government has suspended quarantine-free travel from New Zealand effective 25 January, 2021 for 72 hours.

Updates follow after the confirmation of a New Zealand COVID-19 case in a returned traveller who tested positive after completing 14 days of hotel quarantine.

With respect to Hospital Visitors Direction (No. 16), this means that anyone who has arrived in Australia from overseas, including New Zealand, in the preceding 14 days is prohibited from visiting unless they fall within a specific category as outlined in the Direction.

A public health alert has also been issued requesting that anyone that has arrived in Queensland from New Zealand from 14 January 2021 immediately be tested for COVID-19, even if asymptomatic, and quarantine a negative result has been received.

All Public Health Directions are available on the Queensland Health website at:
Chief Health Officer public health directions | Queensland Health

Further directives will be provided if any decision is taken to amend or extend this suspension in Queensland.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to keeping our community COVID-safe.