Two Gold Coast flights among new COVID exposure sites

Dozens more people will be forced to spend Christmas in isolation after being on the same flight as a COVID-infected traveller.

Qantas Flight QF878 from Melbourne to Coolangatta on Monday has been added to Queensland’s growing exposure site list.

The flight took off at 1.20pm and landed on the Gold Coast at 2.15pm.


Passengers seated in rows 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 have been identified as close contacts and have been ordered to immediately get tested and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of the result.

The rest of flight will also have to undergo a COVID-19 test, but will not need to isolate.

Virgin Australia flight VA739 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on Wednesday has also been added to the list, forcing people seated in rows 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 into isolation for two weeks.

The rest of the plane will have to get tested, but won’t be required to quarantine.

The flights are among a number of new contact tracing sites that have been identified on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

The Brazilian Flame Bar and Grill has been listed as a casual contact venue between 8.55pm and 10.15pm on Saturday Decemebr 11.

Tugun post office, Robina Train Station, Ampol Worongary, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Australia Fair Shopping Centre have also been identified as exposure sites across varying times between Monday and Wednesday this week.

The full list of exposure sites can be found here.