Wellcamp quarantine hub near Toowoomba to take travellers by year’s end

… 1,000-bed quarantine facility

… 500 beds operational by the end of December

… At this stage, the cabins will be used by domestic travellers returning from COVID hotspots

… rooms, medical treatment centre and kitchen

… Security and police offices

… home quarantine being trialled for a select number of returning Queenslanders next week

… the need for the state’s second quarantine facility

… “where COVID continues to be rampant, where there might be new strains, where they might not have had access to vaccination”

… “We anticipate there to be a continuing need for quarantine facilities.”

… Another 1,000-bed quarantine facility is being built in Queensland … [on] Army barracks site … near Brisbane Airport