Concerns surround Gold Coast aged care home where tradesman infected with COVID-19 worked

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Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has expressed concern after reports a tradesman who tested positive for COVID-9 had been working at TriCare Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast man was one of the five confirmed cases in Brisbane’s second cluster.

The tradie also attended a party where a nurse and her sister both were infectious with COVID-19.

Dr Young confirmed every resident at the TriCare Mermaid Beach aged care home had already been vaccinated with their first dose.

“The team down at the Gold Coast are organising to go to the facility today and vaccinate the staff of that facility,” Dr Young said.

According to a letter sent to families of residents in the home, the tradesman left the site as soon as he learned he was a close contact and hadn’t come into contact with any residents.

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