Flawed processes putting Tasmanians at risk

Tasmanian Labor
  • Peter Gutwein failing to address serious border and quarantine flaws
  • Everyone in home quarantine should be visited at least once
  • Tasmanians treated differently to mainlanders when it comes to testing
  • Peter Gutwein is failing to address a number of serious flaws in processes at our borders and home quarantine which are putting Tasmanians at risk.

    Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said the Government needed to do a better job of upholding border measures, especially now restrictions had been extended until December.

    “Labor is aware of multiple examples of people abiding by all home quarantine requirements but who were not visited at all during their quarantine period,” Ms White said.

    “This is concerning because in Victoria, we have heard evidence that in one in four cases, people have not been in quarantine at home when they were meant to be.

    “I am again calling on Peter Gutwein to ensure that everyone in home quarantine is visited at least once during their period of isolation and that they have access to testing.

    “Peter Gutwein also needs to fix gaps in the essential worker exemption process because he is still allowing essential workers – including those from Victoria – to step straight off a plane and onto a worksite.

    “Public Health advice requires all Tasmanians tested for Covid-19 to isolate until they get a test result but mainland workers flying here from Victoria and other hot spots don’t have to.

    “The Government must immediately require all workers granted an exemption from quarantine to undertake a Covid-19 test and quarantine until they get a result to make sure we keep our community safe.

    “Peter Gutwein must fix these serious flaws immediately to ensure the highest possible standards are in place to protect Tasmanians against another COVID-19 outbreak.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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