Music festival added to contact list

December 20, 2021

Queensland Health has added more locations to its contact tracing list, with Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard urging all Queenslanders to check it daily.

Among the latest ‘casual contact’ venues is the Elements Music Festival held at Landcruiser Mountain Park at 669 Diaper Road, Kingaham.

Hours of interest are midnight Friday (December 17) to 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon (December 19).

People who have been at the festival during the relevant times should immediately go by private transport directly to their homes or accommodations and self-quarantine, and get tested as soon as possible.

They should continue to self-isolate until they test negative.

They should also continue to monitor for symptoms and if they become symptomatic, get tested and self-isolate until they test negative.

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Dr Gerrard announced 59 new COVID cases in Queensland on Monday; with 43 cases of Omicron now confirmed in the state.

Health officials fear a graduation ceremony for Griffith University students last Monday could turn into an Omicron cluster, with 15 cases already linked to the event.

Like the music festival above, the event has been listed as a ‘casual contact’ event, so anyone who attended is urged to take a COVID test and self-isolate until she gets a negative result.

There are currently 197 active COVID cases in the state, and while 66 people are in hospital, no one is in intensive care.

Since December 13, four more cases have been added to the statistics attached to the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

Two cases were contracted locally from a known source and two are still under investigation.

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