Security not required to wear masks on hotel quarantine floors with infected guests

Security not required to wear masks on hotel quarantine floors with infected guests
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Mr Cook said security staff had specific infection control training which gave him confidence in WA’s hotel quarantine arrangements but mask and PPE use would form part of a review into the system sparked by the new case.

Questions remain over whether the guard was wearing a mask when he delivered medicine to a COVID-19 positive hotel guest on January 24, an interaction authorities are zoning in on as the possible transmission event.

By Tuesday’s midday press conference nearly 60 hours had passed since the new case was confirmed but Mr Cook, Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, Premier Mark McGowan or Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson could not tell media whether the guard was wearing the mask during the delivery.

Mr Cook said authorities had only just been made aware of the medicine…



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