A Hotel Quarantine worker at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The individual works at the facility as an Authorised Officer and was tested at end of her shift on 4 February, returning a negative result.
She returned to work this morning, 7 February, and later developed symptoms. She was tested and has subsequently returned a positive result.
The individual is being interviewed and a full public health response is underway.
We are contacting Holiday Inn Airport workers and others who are considered primary close contacts. They are required to immediately isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days.
Public health teams are identifying exposure sites.
Testing capacity near exposure sites will be scaled up from tomorrow, with increased opening hours, additional staff and pop-up sites to be confirmed.
Reviewed 07 February 2021