In light of a new COVID-19 case in Queensland, Balonne Shire residents are once again reminded to keep up strict hygiene practices and take appropriate health precautions.
Queensland Health confirmed today a positive case visited sites at Goondiwindi and Toowoomba on 5 June, and has issued a Public Health Alert for multiple locations. Both Goondiwindi and Toowoomba are frequented by Balonne Shire residents.
New South Wales Health has also confirmed the same positive case visited locations in Moree prior to their arrival in Queensland.
Council is urging everyone in the Balonne Shire to keep up their strict prevention measures (personal hygiene) as per Queensland Health guidelines.
This includes regular hand washing and sanitising; checking in to venues for contact tracing; adhering to social distancing where possible; and staying home if sick.
Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, should get a COVID-19 test.
Council is also advocating for eligible persons to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
Vaccines are available at St George Hospital and St George Medical Centre by appointment.
To find out which option is bes, residents are advised to use the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker or call South West Hospital and Health Service COVID-19 hotline on: 4621 2699.
COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Clinics are visiting other Balonne Shire towns over the coming weeks.
For updates on the rollout, South West Hospital and Health Service recommends following their Facebook page.