Gold Coast surf club closed for cleaning as number of COVID contacts grow

Dozens of Gold Coasters are now in home quarantine, as the list of people connected to the growing COVID outbreak continues to grow.

Most are connected to the Southport Surf Life Saving Club, which has been forced to undergo a deep clean after a 14-year-old girl tested positive.

She’s understood to be a close contact of the Biggera Waters aviation worker and had attended a bronze medallion course recently.


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The site has not been listed as an exposure site because she didn’t interact in the public supporters’ area and all close contacts have already been identified.

There were another three exposure sites added on the Gold Coast, all believed to be linked to the girl or the Biggera Waters man.

The Drakes Supermarket in Biggera Waters, the Gold Coast Performance Centre and a 7/11 in Runaway Bay.

Related article: New exposure sites identified on the Gold Coast

It comes as the Gold Coast wakes to tighter restrictions, in an attempt to avoid a snap lockdown.

Home gatherings are now capped at 30 people, weddings and funerals capped at 100 people, and hospitality venues now have to abide by the one person per four square metre rule.

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