COVID Update


Hotspots and interstate exposure venues

Hotspots are places in states or territories other than Queensland, or in safe travel zone countries where Queensland health officials have found a lot of people with COVID-19, or places that are at risk of a lot of COVID-19 infections. The Border Restrictions Direction outlines the restrictions that apply to anyone who has been to a COVID-19 hotspot. From 1am AEST Friday 11 June 2021 Greater Melbourne is a declared COVID-19 hotspot.

From 1am AEST Friday 11 June 2021, the Local Government Areas that make up Greater Melbourne in Victoria are declared COVID-19 hotspots.

Anyone who has been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Queensland, except for a limited range of people who can enter for essential purposes.

People who have been in a hotspot in the last 14 days or since the start date identified for the hotspot (whichever is shorter), will only be able to enter Queensland if they are a returning Queensland resident or required to enter for a limited range of essential reasons. Queensland residents returning to Queensland from a hotspot must quarantine for 14 days on entering Queensland in government arranged accommodation at their own expense. This will help reduce the chance that they might infect other people.

Details of who is exempt from mandatory quarantine​, even if they have been to a hotspot, can be found on the Border Restrictions​ page.

This means if any familiy members are travelling to declared Hot Spots, they will need to quarantine for the required two weeks on their return.