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COVID case visited Dreamworld in Queensland

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Dreamworld has confirmed that a positive COVID-19 case visited the theme park on Friday July 16 from 10:30am until 2:00pm. 

Queensland Health has advised that any guests who visited Dreamworld during that time should monitor their health and, if they develop the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms, get tested. 

Dreamworld team members who came into direct contact with the positive guest are being identified, asked to isolate immediately and to present a negative test before returning to work.

"Dreamworld's number one priority is the health and safety of guests and team members, and the park operates under a Queensland Health approved COVID safe plan," Dreamworld said in a statement.

This is the Delta strain I believe also, the highly infectious strain. Will be interesting to see what comes from this.


Edit: Source: ABC Live Blog - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-23/covid-live-updates-blog-sydney-lockdown-victoria-restrictions/100316238

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I think another week at least, just to really make sure we are ontop of things. At least all the cases in the last 2 days have been linked and in quarantine. As much as I'd love restrictions to ease off a bit, I'd rather another week now than end up with a potential situation like Sydney.

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I just think they’re savings $$. They know it will be really quiet so it’s not worth the operational costs to open the gate. Probably have data from the first couple of days attendance and revenue post-lockdown last time around, and a cost/benefit analysis shows opening just isn’t worth it 

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17 hours ago, themagician said:

Dreamworld and Topgolf reopen tomorrow. The rest of the VRTP won’t reopen until Friday, with reduced hours until the end of the month. All the parks will now be closing at 3:30pm every day.


16 hours ago, Brad2912 said:

Interesting decision

Not really that interesting at all - to be honest, its a no brainer - as said, it's quiet.

The other thing overlooked here is something anyone visiting on an offpeak weekday will know - after 3pm, you start seeing groups enter the park in school uniform - Mum and Dad have picked up the kids from the local state school and come to the park to spend an hour or two on rides. By closing at 3:30, they avoid these extra groups entering the park - and given the likely low-spend by these regular afternoon attendees, it really doesn't cost them anything by losing those groups, and it also reduces the potential for both entry of infection, and spread of that infection too... especially given how quickly delta spread through multiple schools to lead us to now.

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1 hour ago, DaptoFunlandGuy said:


Not really that interesting at all -

The only really interesting thing here is the white elephant sitting in the corner.  The Queensland Government loaned the parks a lot of money so they would stay open.  You now have employees sitting at home with no income and unable to ask for financial help because the lock down has been lifted.

You have some management posting online the 5-star meals they make each night while a lot of Village staff would be on struggle street.  

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I had overlooked that part - my comments only referred to the shorter operating hours that were announced.

You are right of course - remaining closed without a lockdown order (after screaming so loudly to "open the borders" earlier) is incredibly out of touch - and seems like perhaps they canned all their rosters with the expectation nothing would change this week.

5 stars is extraordinarily generous.

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