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Hotspots

The Chief Health Officer has declared Hotspots for the local government areas in South East Queensland effective at 4pm, Saturday 31 July 2021.

Anyone who arrives in the Northern Territory, who has been in the declared Queensland hotspot areas must undertake 14 days of mandatory, supervised quarantine at the Alice Springs or Howard Springs quarantine facilities.

People may still transit through Brisbane Airport as it is not a hotspot.

Testing and quarantine directions

A number of testing and quarantine directions are in place for those people who have visited a COVID-19 public exposure site in Queensland. These directions include:

Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in Queensland since 19 June 2021 must:

  • check the Queensland government website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during the public exposure period.

Any person to whom these directions apply who is a ‘close contact’, as defined by the above website must:

  • travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.

Any person to whom these directions apply who is a ‘casual contact’, as defined by the above website must:

  • travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Any person to whom these directions apply who is a ‘low risk contact’, as defined by the above website must:

  • monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.

If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘casual contact’ or ‘low risk contact’ site becomes a ‘close contact’ site a person who has been to the site must:

  • travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘close contact’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.

If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘close contact’ site, ceases to be a ‘close contact’ site:

  • a person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘close contact’ site is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.

Queensland public exposure sites can be found at: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

To arrange a COVID-19 test, please book online at coronavirus.nt.gov.au or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

The Chief Health Officer will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation across Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.

Declared hotspots - Queensland

View a list of former declared hotspots

Area Start of declared hotspot End of declared hotspot
Brisbane City Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Logan City Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Moreton Bay Regional Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Ipswich City Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Redland City Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Sunshine Coast Regional Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Gold Coast City Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Noosa Shire Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Somerset Regional Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Lockyer Valley Regional Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
Scenic Rim Regional Council 4pm on 31 July 2021 Current
  • The CHO has revoked the below public exposure sites for Queensland, issued at 5:30pm on 29 June 2021 and replaced them with the following:

    I, Hugh Crosbie Heggie, Chief Health Officer, under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (the Act), consider it necessary, appropriate or desirable to take action to alleviate the public health emergency in the Territory, declared by instrument entitled "Declaration of Public Health Emergency", dated 18 March 2020 (the public health emergency declaration), by making the following directions, effective immediately:

    1. With reference to Part 6 of CHO Directions No.8 of 2021 (my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions), the locations listed at the following link as current exposure venues in Queensland, as updated by the Queensland Department of Health from time to time, are COVID-19 public exposure sites. The relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the Queensland Department of Health from time to time are the public exposure periods
      https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing
    2. These directions apply to any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory from 19 June 2021 who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site during the public exposure periods.
    3. Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in Queensland since 19 June 2021 must check the above website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during the public exposure period.
    4. With reference to direction 37(a) and (b) of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 19 June 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who is a ‘close contact’, as defined by the above website, must quarantine at a place approved by me until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site. The person must submit to testing while in quarantine.
    5. With reference to direction 41 of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who is a ‘casual contact’, as defined by the above website, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
    6. Any person to whom these directions apply who is a ‘low risk contact’, as defined by the above website, must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    7. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘close contact’ site, ceases to be a ‘close contact’ site, a person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘close contact’ site is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.
    8. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘casual contact’ or ‘low risk contact’ site becomes a ‘close contact’ site, a person who has been to the site must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘close contact’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
    9. To avoid doubt, a person to whom these directions apply is considered a person who is required to quarantine under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.8), and all quarantine requirements under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions apply.