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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



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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