BREAKING | New positive COVID-19 case on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has recorded a new COVID-19 case in the community, sparking a public health alert for one of the city’s biggest shopping centres.

Queensland Health confirmed the local case in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.

“We can confirm that there is a new positive COVID-19 case on the Gold Coast,” Queensland Health said.


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The person visited Robina Town Centre during the busy Black Friday shopping sales, with fears thousands of people may have been exposed to the virus.

“We would urge anyone who has visited the location or has symptoms, no matter how mild, to come forward and get tested,” health officials said.

Robina Town Centre has been listed as a “low risk” contact site from 1.30pm to 2.45pm on Friday, November 26.

Rebel Sport at the shopping centre has been identified as a “casual contact” venue between 1.40pm – 2.05pm, with JB Hi-Fi and Target also listed as casual contact sites between 2pm – 2.30pm.

Anyone who visited the three stores during the above times is being told to “immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine until you receive a negative test result”.

Investigations are now underway to determine the source of the new infection, with further details expected to be released tomorrow.

“This is a timely reminder for all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as there may be more locations,” Queensland Health said.

A full list of Queensland exposure sites can be found here.