COVID UPDATE - 3 August 2021


With the recent Rookwood Weir contracted employee who had tested positive for COVID, it is understood that community are concerned as to what this may mean for Woorabinda.

Please see link below which indicates places where Rookwood employee had visited whilst in the Rockhampton.

There has been assurance from QLD Health that all appropriate management of this case has and is being undertaken. This includes, contact tracing, relevant COVID testing and notification of possible at risk places and persons where the general community may have come into contact. If you are visiting Rockhampton it is advised that if possible wear a mask as further precaution.

As at 4pm yesterday 2nd August 2021, Woorabinda is not going into Lockdown as a result of this case. It is advised that persons who feel they may be at risk of COVID, came into contact or visited those sites as listed on the link above and displaying symptoms fever, dry cough, or tiredness that testing is still occurring at the Woorabinda Hospital. It is asked that you phone ahead prior to heading to hospital, 4913 2800 and if possible wear are mask.

This Delta strain of COVID is said to be highly contagious, as we have asked previously of community, be vigilant, take care, observe and exercise social distancing, appropriate handwashing and hand sanitising, and were required wear a mask.

COVID vaccination clinics have been running for the past few months at Woorabinda Hospital. This is still your choice as a consumer to have the vaccination. Public Health advice, still maintains and encourages vaccination, as there is still greater immunity for community if we have our community vaccinated against this virus.



Stay Safe

Joshua Weazel
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council
3rd August 2021