Officer at Wolston Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19
Queensland Corrective Services has received advice from Queensland Health that a custodial corrections officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has tested positive to COVID-19.
Initial advice is that the officer had contact with officers and prisoners during a number of shifts over the weekend and Monday. We are offering the officer and his family every support.
Wolston Correctional Centre has been placed into lockdown, and all staff are being individually contacted.
We are seeking urgent advice from Queensland Health on the next steps to minimise the potential impact of this incident.
We have ordered a forensic clean of all areas of the prison the officer attended during his shifts, and Queensland Health staff and management will be available to talk to officers tomorrow.
We are working with Queensland Health to identify officers and prisoners who may have had contact with the officer during his shifts, and to facilitate testing and isolation of anyone who may meet the threshold for testing.
We will continue to follow the advice of Queensland Health on the appropriate response going forward, and officers and prisoners will be informed as more information comes to hand.