Bus routes among new Gold Coast exposure sites

Three bus routes have been identified as COVID-19 exposure sites on the Gold Coast.

The new listings come after a 17-year-old boy was confirmed as having the virus on Tuesday.

The teen tested positive after presenting to a hospital emergency department with a headache.


He is a household contact of a person who has recently returned from New South Wales with investigations underway into that person’s trip.

Queensland Health is yet to confirm reports they are looking into whether the case could be linked to a recent cluster in the Tweed.

The new case follows a Broadbeach man testing positive last week.

The 700 bus route from Miami to Coolangatta has been listed as an exposure site on Tuesday 19 October between 8am and 8.30am.

The return 700 bus route from Coolangatta to Miami on the same day has been listed between 12.30pm and 2pm.

The same bus route from Coolangatta to Miami has been identified on Wednesday 20 October, also between 12.30pm and 2pm.

Anyone who was on any of those buses at those times is considered low risk.

They are urged to get tested at their earliest convenience but are not required to quarantine before receiving their result.

They are also being told to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate if symptoms do develop.

More exposure sites are expected to be identified on Wednesday,