February 2021

To date, the NSW Government has not acknowledged the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to residents in apartment buildings. The issues related to apartment buildings have gone under the radar as health authorities have had to focus on higher risk locations such as nursing homes, and on border control and the national Hotel Quarantine Program (HQP). The HQP has been Australia’s primary defense against the COVID-19 pandemic and has prevented the widespread and uncontrolled community transmission seen in other countries.

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