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Australia NSW hotel quarantine system has seen 169 security guards SACKED

00:05  24 november  2020
00:05  24 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A staggering 169 security guards have been sacked from New South Wales quarantine hotels . Victoria's bungled hotel quarantine scheme led to the state's deadly second wave and Stage 4 lockdown after private security guards were contracted to patrol travellers.

Key points The guard 's link to the hotel quarantine system has been described as "concerning" Urgent testing pinpointed the strain of coronavirus the guard contracted Genome sequencing traced the security guard 's infection to a returned overseas traveller who

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A staggering 169 security guards were sacked from NSW quarantine hotels and four guests managed to escape, a confidential government report reveals.

The report warns NSW could suffer a Victorian-style fiasco with police predicting 1,200 guards may need to be deployed per day.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is pushing to expand the quarantine program to international students and immigrants, which will put extra stress on the hotels.

'There could be more than 60,000 commencing students with the potential to travel to NSW for Semester 1, 2021,' the document obtained by The Australian reads.

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NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant says authorities have been unable to establish an "immediate connection" between a pair of Sydney hotel quarantine security guards who were infected with coronavirus. Key points: NSW Health said the two guards weren't social contacts

Two NSW security companies have been investigated after an audit found the companies had been illegally subcontracting some of their hotel NSW Chief Health Office Dr Kerry Chant defended infection control protocols for hotel quarantine staff as the state recorded five cases of COVID-19 on

A staggering 169 security guards have been sacked from New South Wales quarantine hotels. Pictured: A private security guard appears asleep on the job at a Sydney hotel © Provided by Daily Mail A staggering 169 security guards have been sacked from New South Wales quarantine hotels. Pictured: A private security guard appears asleep on the job at a Sydney hotel a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The warning comes as Premier Gladys Berejiklian pushes to expand the quarantine program to international students and migrants. Pictured: A returned traveller quarantining at a Sydney hotel © Provided by Daily Mail The warning comes as Premier Gladys Berejiklian pushes to expand the quarantine program to international students and migrants. Pictured: A returned traveller quarantining at a Sydney hotel

Victoria's bungled hotel quarantine scheme sparked the state's deadly second wave and Stage Four lockdown after private security guards were contracted to patrol travellers.

An October 30 meeting between NSW government officials and security company representatives revealed there was 'more than 2050 corrective/actions/remedial advice' noticed issued to contractors.

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'Key learnings and operational indicators suggest that the current security guard force is limited and extending beyond 820 deployment per day is unreliable,' the update reads.

According to the update, 'people have absconded from a quarantine hotel' four times.

The runaways fled Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel and the Rydges Sydney Central.

Among the list of concerns was reports supervisors from I-SEC Security allegedly fraudulently forged time sheets.

a group of people walking down a street next to a car: The absconsions happened at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel and the Rydges Sydney Central. Pictured: NSW Police outside Travelodge Hotel Sydney © Provided by Daily Mail The absconsions happened at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel and the Rydges Sydney Central. Pictured: NSW Police outside Travelodge Hotel Sydney

There was 'the potential that this behaviour was being concealed by the remaining supervisors'.

An internal investigation, which uncovered the misconduct, led to nine security guards being fired.

NSW Police spokesman confirmed the matter is being investigated.

Since the hotel quarantine program began in March, Synergy Protection Agency, Glad Security, Secure Events and Assets and Southern Cross Group have either not been used anymore or completely removed from the scheme.

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