Queensland Health has deemed the Brisbane high school where a student tested positive for COVID-19 as a close contact exposure site for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Key points:

  • A pop-up COVID-19 clinic will operate at the high school from Saturday to Monday
  • The school will be closed for 48 hours for a deep clean and contact tracing
  • The 17-year-old student who tested positive lives with her family of five at Taringa in Brisbane

Anybody who was at Indooroopilly State High School between 8:00am and 10:00am on Tuesday or between 8:00am and 3:30pm on Wednesday is deemed to be a close contact of the student who tested positive late yesterday.
Those people must immediately travel home or to suitable accommodation to quarantine, get tested as soon as possible, and then continue to quarantine even after receiving a negative result.
Queensland Health has also listed the Ipswich CBD Community Vaccination Clinic as a close contact point between 8:00am and 9:00am on Thursday.
Close contacts must also fill out the Queensland Health contact tracing form.
People who have filled in the contact tracing form will then be contacted by Queensland Health with further information.
A pop-up COVID-19 clinic will operate at the high school from Saturday to Monday.
Queensland COVID-19 snapshot:

  • Confirmed cases so far: 1,793
  • Deaths: 7
  • Tests conducted: 3,356,068
  • Active cases: 43

Latest information from Queensland Health.
Indooroopilly State High School acting executive principal Derek Weeks emailed the school community late on Friday with details from Metro North Public Health Unit physicians, saying year 11 students and staff were “being asked to be tested as a priority group”.
“Students and staff members in quarantine must make every effort to remain separate from others in the household,” the doctors said.
“This includes having their own bedrooms, eating separately, and having access to bathrooms that are separate from use by other family members.
“Where a contact is unable to remain completely separate from others in the household, all household members must undertake quarantine together for the full 14-day period.”
The doctors also said all close contacts at the school must undergo exit testing on day 12 of the quarantine perio, on Monday, August 9.
Deep clean at school
Indooroopilly State High School has more than 2,350 students across years seven to 12.
Earlier today Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the school would be closed for 48 hours for a deep clean and contact tracing.
The 17-year-old student who tested positive lives with her family of five at Taringa, in Brisbane’s inner west.
Ms D’Ath said the girl had become unwell yesterday and was tested overnight.
Indooroopilly State High School has been closed for 48 hours for a deep clean.(Twitter: Grace Grace MP
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It is believed she had been in the community for three days while infectious and at school for two days.
Ms D’Ath said it was understood the family had not travelled anywhere.
“We’re still to get genomic sequencing to find out what variant it is and also whether it’s linked to any other cases in Queensland or Australia,” Ms D’Ath said on Friday morning.
“This is an unknown, unlinked case at this stage, until we get more information, masks are more important than ever.” 
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University campuses also affected
The high school held a subject selection expo on Wednesday evening that was attended by students, parents and representatives from various tertiary institutions.
The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) subsequently closed its Springfield campus until Monday after three staff visited the school for the expo.
The USQ campus was also undergoing deep cleaning and a spokesperson said the campus had not recorded any COVID-19 cases and the decision had been taken out of an “abundance of caution”.
A Griffith University spokesperson said four of its staff also attended the expo and two had returned a vehicle to the university to be deep cleaned.
The university said all four staff who were present at the expo are isolating at home awaiting advice from Queensland Health.
A University of Queensland spokesperson said two of its staff members who attended the expo “have not been on campus today”.
Virgin flight to Perth added to exposure site list
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Meanwhile, a Virgin flight from Brisbane to Perth last Sunday has been deemed a casual contact point with a man who tested positive to the Alpha strain of COVID-19 while staying at a Brisbane backpacker hostel.
Virgin flight VA466 left Brisbane at 12:53pm on July 18 and arrived in Perth at 5:12pm.
Casual contacts are advised to quarantine at home and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible, then remain in quarantine until receiving a negative result.

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