Gold Coast’s list of exposure sites grows along with lockdown fears

Queensland Health has added and updated more exposure sites around the Gold Coast, linked to today’s newest infection.

This afternoon’s update has flagged locations around Helensvale, Bundall and Broadbeach Waters.

A number of shops in Pacific Fair have been updated for Saturday afternoon, which includes Hakataya Ramen, the parent’s room and male toilets of the major shopping centre.


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Kmart Westfield Helensvale has now been added to the list from Monday, July 12 between 5 and 5.30 pm.

And a Department of Transport and Main Roads has been updated in the Helensvale area for Tuesday, July 13 between 4 and 4.35 pm.

“We are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice,” Queensland Health’s latest update reads.

“Contact tracing venues and flights can be found at http://www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.

“A reminder for all Queenslanders – if you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested for COVID-19.

Earlier article: Gold Coast man confirmed as latest local COVID case in Qld

The new exposure sites have prompted fears that we’re headed for another snap lockdown.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate says that if that happens, he hopes we all do the right thing.

“My comment’s always been – safety first,” Mayor Tate said in a press conference today.

“And if it means that harsher restrictions in the short term, we’ve just go to knuckle down and do it and get over it.”