QUARANTINE SECURITY GUARDS MUST BE EMPLOYED FULL-TIME

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Labor is urging Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Health Minister Brad Hazzard to ensure that all security guards working in hotel quarantine be given full-time employment so they have secure work and do not feel compelled to have to work at other sites across Sydney.

Media reports have revealed a hotel quarantine security guard caught COVID-19 from an international traveller.

NSW Health have confirmed the individual had then worked in a variety of workplaces including Parramatta Local Court.

NSW must learn the lessons from Victoria where 90% of all second wave cases can be linked back to slip ups in the hotel quarantine arrangements.
 
Shadow Minister for Health Ryan Park said: “Securing our quarantine hotels shouldn’t be a part-time job. The role security guards play in hotel quarantine is too important.

“We are at a critical point in our response to the pandemic. It’s no good building a fortress if we end up leaving the back door open. Hotel quarantine is meant to be a bubble. It’s not going to be effective if guards are forced to take other roles in other parts of Sydney to make ends meet.”

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