WRAP-UP: Confirmed Covid case in Burnett

Covid numbers climb in Queensland. Picture: FILE

The Cherbourg community are anticipating more covid-19 cases to be confirmed after one was confirmed in the community on 29 December.

This will add to the list of at least 10 known positive cases to have occurred in the South and North Burnett council regions since the pandemic started.


Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council are urging their community to limit their gatherings and parties in the lead-up to New Years after a positive covid-19 case was confirmed in the community on 29 December.

The council stated on their Facebook page that the individual had gone into isolation. There are 22 close contacts who recently attended an event with the individual -10 adults and 12 children, with three of the adults and four of the children from Cherbourg.

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council released a Facebook post this morning advising there were likely more positive Covid-19 cases in the community, but are waiting for confirmed results and numbers from Queensland Health.

The council are encouraging everyone in the community to get tested – testing is being held at the Cherbourg Hospital for the moment.

Queensland Health will contact any individuals who test positive -if you do test positive you will be required to isolate at home – any serious cases may be removed from community to isolate and recover

Council stresses that now is the time for Cherbourg to GET READY:

-Get any food and medical supplies stocked up in case you and your family need to isolate.

– No parties or large gatherings (New years coming up, please no parties)

– Get Tested – Get Vaccinated

– No unnecessary travel – discourage visitors


– Need support? Call Cherbourg Hospital 4169 8800

Health services are escalating their response – with more staff being sent – more testing and vaccinations

The Cherbourg Local Disaster Group (LDMG) will be meeting daily to coordinate the response to this event – information will be updated as regularly as possible through the Cherbourg Council and Cherbourg Radio Facebook and website as well as on Cherbourg Radio on air.


The Gayndah Grand Hotel has been listed as a casual contact location after a later confirmed positive case attended the pub on 1-5 Meson St on Thursday 12 December from 6pm-7pm.

If you have been to this venue at the relevant times you must do the following:

1. immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine

2. get tested at your earliest opportunity

3. continue to quarantine until you receive a negative result

4. continue to monitor for symptoms, if you become symptomatic get tested and isolate until you receive a negative result.

If you are no longer in Queensland please check with the relevant state health department for health advice and requirements.

According to Queensland Health historically there have been five known cases in the North Burnett Regional Council region.

This includes one overseas acquired case, one locally acquired case where the contact is known, one interstate-acquired case and two cases under investigation.


In the South Burnett Council region there have historically been a total of four confirmed cases of covid-19.

Two of these were overseas acquired, one was locally acquired (contact known) and one was interstate acquired.


The Gympie Regional Council area have had 23 positive cases since the pandemic started.

On Christmas Day Goomeri Police Sergeant Dave Gilles shared with the Goomeri Facebook community that two visitors who had come to Goomeri on Christmas Eve had tested positive for the virus.

The couple were placed in isolation and evacuated to Toowoomba under the public health order.

Go to https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update for more information.