Two COVID-19 cases detected on the Gold Coast

TWO new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Queensland, both on the Gold Coast.

The first case in a person who is a close contact of the vaccinated aviation worker who was confirmed positive in Brisbane on Tuesday.

They live in Biggera Waters. It’s believed it is fully vaccinated.


The other case is a truck driver, aged in their 50s, who actually tested positive in New South Wales.

Health officials have confirmed the driver was in the Gold Coast area from September 25-27.

He lives in Gaven and regularly travels between Queensland and New South Wales.

He has been in Mermaid Waters, Mermaid Beach, Merrimac, Nerang, Surfers Paradise, Miami Beach, Palm Beach and Currumbin over those three days.

Exposure sites for both new cases will be revealed later today and it’s expected there will be people who will be forced into home quarantine.

The truck driver is also believed to have traveled through Byron and Ballina.

The new cases mean the mask mandate has been brought back in for the Gold Coast after being reinstated from Brisbane and Moreton Bay yesterday.

It means masks must be worn at all times indoors and outdoors.

Restrictions will also be put in place for Gold Coast hospitals, aged care and disability facilities and correctional service facilities.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said it was vital Gold Coasters remain vigilant and come forward for testing.

There will be additional exposure sites going up on the website,” Ms D’Ath said.

“Please check the Queensland website regularly to see if there are new sites on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Moreton Bay area or anywhere else for that matter once we get the opportunity to talk to these individuals and understand their movements.”

The Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, said a lockdown would be brought in if there was further spread.

“If we see large numbers,” she said.

“So if we see spread, and definitely if we start seeing unlinked cases that I can’t say where they’ve come from.”