Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced that all Melbourne security guards working at quarantine hotels must wear a face-covering when banging COVID-19 positive guests.
Mr Andrews said the new measures – which come into effect from Thursday – are an important step in the effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 from returned travellers to the general population.
“The new advice is that wearing a mask can stop the coronavirus spreading,” Mr Andrews said in his daily press briefing. “So if you’re a bouncer and you’re thinking of going back to a hotel guest’s room for a bit of sex without a mask on, think again. You must wear a face covering, no exceptions”.
Fines will be imposed for any security guard breaching the new rules.