Queensland coronavirus update

Queensland coronavirus update

See the latest about COVID-19 and donating blood in Queensland.

Should donors from Queensland be wearing masks when they come in to donate?

Yes, in line with the government announcement on 17 December, face masks are now mandatory in all Queensland donor centres because of the community transmission risk.

Will masks be provided for donors or should they supply their own?

Please bring your own face mask. We strongly encourage donors to wear single use surgical masks if possible, as cloth masks can vary more in effectiveness. However, if you do not have one or you wish to wear a surgical face mask, we will provide you with one.

Will you refuse entry to a donor centre for someone who refuses to wear a mask?

Yes, in an area where masks are recommended by government, if they do not have a medical exemption. The requirement to wear masks is introduced for the safety of both our donors and our staff and is currently recommended by the government.