Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared all of Victoria a hotspot amid a growing cluster of COVID-19 cases in Melbourne.
Anyone who enters Queensland from 1:00am tomorrow, Friday 28 May, and has been in Victoria in the last 14 days must immediately enter hotel quarantine.
Anyone who has arrived in Queensland from Victoria since 1am today, Thursday 27 May, and before 1am tomorrow, Friday 28 May, must follow the same lockdown requirements currently in place in Victoria.
Those people may only leave their place of isolation for the following reasons:
- To get essential goods or services – such as groceries, pet food, medical or necessary supplies
- For medical or health care, including fulfilling carer responsibilities and to get a COVID-19 test – including a COVID vaccine IF you already have an appointment booked and have no symptoms. You must let the clinic know you have been in Victoria in the last 14 days.
- For an end of life visit if an exemption has been granted by the Chief Health Officer and allowed by the facility you are attending
- To avoid injury or illness or to escape a risk of harm – for example, escaping risk of harm related to domestic and family violence or accessing support from a domestic and family violence support service
- To exercise outdoors alone or with someone from your household
- For essential work, with an exemption from the Chief Health Officer.
Anyone who's recently been in Victoria and has entered Queensland prior to 1am today, Thursday 27 May, is being told to monitor their symptoms carefully.
"If you feel sick, stay home and arrange a test," Ms Palaszczuk said.
"We've been through this before and I know that people understand we have to take these measures on the advice of [Chief Health Officer] Dr Young because we want to continue to keep Queenslanders safe.
Ms Palaszczuk said police would meet incoming flights at airports and conduct checks at road borders.
Anyone entering Queensland will be required to complete a border declaration.
The announcement comes as Victoria prepares to enter a state-wide, 7-day lockdown following 11 new cases overnight.
A list of Victorian exposure sites can be found here.