Dozens of Gold Coast cops in iso after officer tests positive

More than 60 Police officers have been forced into isolation after a second COVID scare at a southeast Police station, this time in Surfers Paradise.

An officer based at the station has tested positive for the virus.

It comes after another officer at Beenleigh Police station also tested positive, forcing that station to be closed for 24 hours.


“The Beenleigh gentleman, he got part of the cluster from the gym down in Burleigh. Now we’ve got one of our officers at Surfers who has also tested positive,” Superintendent Geoff Sheldon told the ABC.

“Luckily we’ve had almost two years to train for this. We expected this to happen during the Delta outbreak and we dodged a bullet but, on this occasion, one of our officers has tested positive.

“We’re looking after everybody else. Everyone’s getting tested and we’re still in the business of looking after the public.”

The officers’ test results are expected later this morning however it’s believed none of them are showing any symptoms.

Superintendent Sheldon insists it is still business as usual despite the scare.

“At this stage, we’ve got the business continuity working, we’ve got Police officers from around the district and we can call on Logan and anywhere else so we’re adequately resourced.”

The Beenleigh station is being deep cleaned this morning with Queensland Police awaiting health advice on whether Surfers Paradise station will also have to be shut for a clean.