The Australian Government Acting Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd, declared the Greater Brisbane area a COVID-19 hotspot for the purposes of Commonwealth support from 11:59pm on 30 March 2021. This was for an initial period of three days, with a review on 1 April 2021.
Today the Queensland government announced a lifting of movement restrictions in the Greater Brisbane area. There is only one new case today in a person in quarantine alongside tens of thousands of negative tests. With this reassuring news the Professor Michael Kidd has lifted the declaration of Greater Brisbane as a hotspot.
Public health measures will remain as per the Queensland Health advice, such as mask wearing, limitations to household gatherings, seated food and beverage services, and 1 person per 2 square meters, to help prevent ongoing community transmission. All confirmed cases are in isolation in Queensland hospitals.
Professor Michael Kidd encouraged members of the public to continue to follow the directions of their relevant state or territory health department, including monitoring their website for updates.
The Australian Government's support to residential aged care facilities, including testing, vaccination and support for single site worker arrangements continues.
Read more about listing areas as COVID-19 hotspots.