Statement on RAAF Base Wagga

Twelve ADF personnel are in medical isolation at RAAF Base Wagga after attending a hotel in south-western Sydney linked to a number of cases of COVID-19.

The members visited the establishment the day before they were to deploy on tasks related to Operation COVID-19 Assist.

The Defence members have been tested with the results still pending.

The Defence members will be in medical isolation for 14 days in line with the directions of New South Wales Health for anyone who attended the hotel between 03 and 10 Jul 2020.

As a further precautionary measure, the remainder of the contingent sent from Sydney have been directed to self-isolate as Defence consults with New South Wales Health.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the contingent and the base has not been locked down.

Defence will take all measures to ensure it does not compromise the health of its personnel, agencies they are supporting or the public.

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