NSW Police statement regarding hotel quarantine guard

Sunday, 14 March 2021 02:46:51 PM

NSW Police has been advised that a security guard attached to the quarantine operation has tested positive for COVID-19.

We are working with NSW Health to ensure all close contacts are tested for COVID-19, monitored, and remain in isolation.

Since the quarantine operation commenced on Sunday 29 March 2020, more than 136,000 people have completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine period in Sydney hotels.

To date, more than 255,000 police and security shifts have been worked in the quarantine operation.

The quarantine program is a complex, coordinated and integrated program that aims to minimise the risk of introduction of COVID-19 from people arriving in NSW from overseas.

NSW Police continue to review and monitor processes in quarantine and provides extensive support to ensure all infection control is in place and adhered to.

Investigations are underway by NSW Health to determine the source of this infection. As part of these inquiries, NSW Police will assist Health investigators by reviewing CCTV, conducting interviews and analysing rosters.

We remain committed to working hard to use every mechanism possible to protect the community and ensure their ongoing safety from COVID-19.