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Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and COVID-19

The Brisbane Youth Detention Centre at Wacol has been put into lockdown today in response to  a positive case of COVID-19.

It is expected that the lockdown will continue for at least a few days or into next week.

There will be no court appearances out of the centre today and no education instruction. The courts are responding and Youth Justice is working through issues associated with how to deal with successful bail applications out of the centre.

New admissions to the centre will not be accepted and admittees will now go to other centres while testing is conducted.

PPE has been issued to all staff and residents.

Could practitioners who attended the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre on or after Sunday 16 August, and subsequently visited any additional correctional facilities please advise QLS? Names are not required, only the centres visited and time of the visits. This will assist QCS determine whether extra precautions are required at specific centres.

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