BREAKING: Infectious NSW truckie behind new Qld exposure sites

Two new COVID-19 exposure sites have been identified in Queensland after a truck driver from New South Wales tested positive to the virus.

Queensland Health issued the public health alert on Wednesday afternoon, warning the driver was infectious in the Queensland community for one day.

It’s understood the truck driver entered Queensland on August 25 and returned to New South Wales on August 26.


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Anyone who visited the indoor areas at the Archerfield BP Service Station between 10am and 10.40am on Thursday 26 August is being considered a close contact.

Those who were there during that time are being told to immediately get tested and quarantine for 14 days, regardless of the result.

The truck driver amenities and dining area at the Goondiwindi BP Truckstop on the Cunningham Highway is also considered a close contact venue for between 5.30pm and 6.30pm that same day.

While the Goondiwindi BP Truckstop as a whole has been listed as a casual contact venue between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, with anyone who was there during that time told to get tested and quarantine until a negative result is received.

The outdoor area of the Archerfield BP, including the truck parking area, has also been identified as a casual contact venue between 8.50am and 11.10am on Thursday.

“We are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as more locations may appear throughout the day,” Queensland Health said in a statement.

“If you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested”.