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Victorian health officials told hotel staff linked to second wave they didn’t need to isolate – The Guardian

Hotel quarantine inquiry hears claims from Rydges manager that staff were told to get tested but not isolate

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Health authorities told hotel staff they did not need to isolate after a Covid outbreak now blamed for Melbournes second wave, an inquiry has been told.
The claim from a Rydges manager came as hotel bosses levelled complaints about the work of privately contracted security guards at a judicial inquiry on Friday.
In one incident, a guest escaped to a lobby while a guard was looking at his phone, while several guards at the Rydges on Swanston were sacked for harassing female hotel staff.
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