Are national standards needed to achieve the best quarantine system? – Life Matters

Today, more planes will be touching down in Melbourne, as Victoria enters its second day of accepting international arrivals into the revamped hotel quarantine system.

As Victoria’s third attempt at hotel quarantine is put through its paces, what lessons have we learned across the country about how to build and maintain a quarantine system that keeps us all safe?


Jane Halton, Chair of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and former Federal Secretary of Health and Finance. Helen conducted the National Hotel Quarantine Review, which reported in October 2020

Professor Mike Toole, Epidemiologist with the Burnett Institute and Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

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