BREAKING: Public health alert as Gold Coast exposure sites grow

The number of COVID exposure sites on the Gold Coast has grown significantly with several major shopping centres among the new locations placed on alert.

It follows revelations a COVID positive man from Sydney entered Queensland illegally after catching a flight to Ballina.

The man was picked up by a Brisbane flight attendant who has also since tested positive.


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The man arrived on July 14, however, one of the locations is listed as an exposure site the previous day.

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Shopping Centres Pacific Fair, Harbour Town, Q Super Centre and Westfield Helensvale are among the locations placed on alert.

Goodstart Early Learning in Parkwood is also listed numerous times over a two week period.

An infected person also visited the playgrounds at Broadwater Parklands last Saturday.

A number of sites are listed as high risk which will force potentially hundreds of people into 14 days quarantine.

Close Contact Exposure Sites

The following sites are listed as close contact. Anyone who was at these locations at the specified times needs to get tested, contact Queensland Health and quarantine for 14 days.

Tuesday 13 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Tuesday 13 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Koi Broadbeach Broadbeach 1.50pm 2.50pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Thursday 15 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Thursday 15 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Friday 16 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Friday 16 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Friday 16 July 2021 Xiang Yu Chinese Cuisine Restaurant Southport
Shop 2011/5 Lawson Street
Southport 6pm 8.45pm
Saturday 17 July 2021 Harbour Town – Yum Cha Cuisine
Shop B10A, Harbour Town Shopping Centre
Biggera Waters 12pm 1.15pm
Saturday 17 July 2021 iPlay – Harbour Town
Unit B2/147 Brisbane Road
Biggera Waters 1pm 2pm
Monday 19 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Monday 19 July 2021 Nyati Hunting Supplies – Sporty’s Warehouse
32 Strathaird Road
Bundall 1pm 1.45pm
Monday 19 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Tuesday 20 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Tuesday 20 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Wednesday 21 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Wednesday 21 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Thursday 22 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Thursday 22 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Friday 23 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 9am 10am
Friday 23 July 2021 Q Super Centre Chempro Chemist
Q Super Centre, Cnr, Markeri & Bermuda Streets
Mermaid Waters 12.50pm 1.15pm
Friday 23 July 2021 Black Swan Coffee – Q Super Centre
Shop B8 Q Super Centre, Cnr Markeri and Bermuda Streets
Mermaid Waters 1.10pm 1.35pm
Friday 23 July 2021 Goodstart Early Learning Parkwood
4 Woodlands Way
Parkwood 5pm 6pm
Saturday 24 July 2021 Hakataya Ramen – Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
FF-1, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2/32 Hooker Blvd,
Broadbeach Waters 1.40pm 2.30pm

Casual Contact Exposure Sites

The following locations are listed as casual contact sites. Anyone who was at these locations at the specified times needs to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Tuesday 13 July 2021 Southport Department of Transport & Main Roads Customer Service Centre
265 Nerang Street
Southport 4pm 4.35pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Charis Seafoods
371 Marine Parade
Labrador 4pm 4.25pm
Saturday 24 July 2021 Broadwater Parklands Playground
Marine Parade
Southport 11.30am 1.15pm
Saturday 24 July 2021 Pacific Fair Shopping Centre – Parents Room – Ground Floor adjacent to Fresh Food Precinct.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2/32 Hooker Blvd
Broadbeach Waters 1.35pm 1.50pm
Saturday 24 July 2021 Pacific Fair Shopping Centre – Male Toilets – Ground Floor adjacent to Fresh Food Precinct.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, 2/32 Hooker Blvd, Br
Broadbeach Waters 1.40pm 2pm
Saturday 24 July 2021 Hope Energy Service Station
241 Brisbane Road
Biggera Waters 3.30pm 4pm

Low-Risk Exposure Sites

The following sites are listed as low risk. Anyone who was at these locations at the specified time should get tested but does not need to isolate.

Monday 12 July 2021 Westfield Helensvale Shopping Centre
1-29 Millaroo Drive
Helensvale 5pm 6pm
Wednesday 14 July 2021 Broadwater Parklands Playground
Marine Parade
Southport 10.50am 12.05pm
Friday 16 July 2021 Dreamworld Coomera 10.30am 2pm
Saturday 17 July 2021 Westfield Helensvale Shopping Centre
1-29 Millaroo Drive
Helensvale 9am 10.45am

Source: Queensland Health