Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio is calling on residents to follow the latest Queensland Health COVID-19 advice in the wake of the state government’s announcement of a three-day lockdown in the Greater Brisbane area from 6pm today (Friday, January 8, 2021)

Mayor Antonio said while the Toowoomba Region was excluded from the lockdown area (Greater Brisbane and the Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Redlands and Logan local government areas), it was imperative for residents to abide by the latest update.

“As the state government has recommended, residents should avoid visiting the lockdown areas,” Mayor Antonio said.

“Anyone who does enter the areas listed will have to follow the lockdown guidelines.

“It is important for residents to follow the established health and safety guidelines that have served us well to date.

“Please stay at home if you are unwell and arrange to be tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild. (See testing locations below)

“Stay 1.5 metres away from other people, wash your hands properly with soap and water (or sanitiser) and leave a location if it is crowded.

“Now is not the time to relax or ignore these important health protocols.

“Toowoomba Region residents have displayed common sense in their approach to safeguard their families and the wider community since the start of the Coronavirus early last year.

“I thank residents for listening to the health advice and willingly acting to keep everyone safe.

“Council will continue to monitor all state and federal government announcements and will act in accordance with any directives to keep our region safe.”

For the latest health advice, please visit the Queensland Health website - https://www.health.qld.gov.au/

Testing locations:
1. Baillie Henderson Hospital – 8.30am to 4pm; January 8 to 11. Drive through.

2. Charlton BP Truckstop – 8.30am to 4pm; Seven days. Drive through.

Other locations:

1.Sullivan Nicolaides - Westbrook
Pathology service: Sullivan Nicolaides
Address: Suite 5, 85 Main St, Westbrook, 4350
Drive-through: No
Opening Hours: 7am-noon, Monday to Friday
Booking needed: No
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: 5-12 years

2.Sullivan Nicolaides - Toowoomba Respiratory Clinic
Pathology service: Sullivan Nicolaides
Address: 18-24 Charnley Street, Kearneys Spring
Drive-through: No
Phone: 07 4580 1400
Opening Hours: 9am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday
Booking needed: Yes
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: Yes
Note: Anyone wishing to be seen at the respiratory clinic needs to call to make an appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, call 07 4580 1400 or book online.

Link: https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/kearneys-spring-QLD-4350/toowoomba-carbal-respiratory-clinic/doctorsLink: https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-centres/kearneys-spring-QLD-4350/toowoomba-carbal-respiratory-clinic/doctors

3.QML - Toowoomba
Pathology service: QML Pathology
Address: Toowoomba Showgrounds Glenvale Road, Toowoomba
Drive-through: Yes
Phone: 07 4638 9149
Opening Hours: 8.30am to noon, Monday to Friday (Excl. pub hols)
Booking needed: Yes
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: Yes

4.Sullivan Nicolaides - James Neil Medical GP Respiratory Clinic
Pathology service: Sullivan Nicolaides
Address: 119-121 Neil St, Toowoomba, corner of James & Neil Streets
Drive-through: No
Phone: 07 4632 4888
Opening Hours: Appointment based
Booking needed: Yes
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: Yes
Notes: Bookings are essential.

5.Sullivan Nicolaides - Toowoomba CBD
Pathology service: Sullivan Nicolaides
Address: Suite 1, 99 Russell St, Toowoomba, 4350
Drive-through: No
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 3.45pm Monday to Friday; 8.30am to 11.45am Saturday
Booking needed: No
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: 5-12 years

6.Sullivan Nicolaides - Wilsonton
Pathology service: Sullivan Nicolaides
Address: 38 Erin St, Wilsonton, 4350
Drive-through: No
Opening Hours: 7am to 3.45 Monday to Friday
Booking needed: No
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: 5-12 years

7.QML - Toowoomba
Pathology service: QML Pathology
Address: 15 Scott Street, Toowoomba, 4350
Drive-through: Yes
Phone: 07 4638 9149
Opening Hours: 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday (excl. pub hols)
Booking needed: Yes
GP referral needed: No
Children tested: Yes
Notes: Appointment only Ph: 07 4638 9149 - Option 3 to make an appointment