960 Windaroo Families Released From Early From Quarantine

Deemed "low risk"

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Almost 1,000 families in South-East Queensland have been released from a two-week quarantine stay early.

960 families from the Windaroo State School were forced into isolation after it was discovered a four-year-old has visited the Boulevard Learning Centre during her infectious period.

The Learning Centre is also used as an after school care facility for the State school.

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Health officials made the decision to release the families early after they were satisfied that the risk of Covid transmission was sufficiently low.

A decision on the matter was stalled for several days with one family refusing to have their two young girls tested, despite them being close contacts of a case.

The family has since agreed and have returned a negative result.

Queensland Health is now reviewing their protocols around truck drivers entering and travelling through that state after a truck driver caused this outbreak of the virus, and two other Covid scares have occurred in the past week from drivers.

Despite the scares, Queensland celebrated another day with zero Covid cases.

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7 September 2021

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