Dear Families and Friends
We would like to provide you with the most recent update on the evolving coronavirus situation and how it relates to us living in Australia.
The Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer and Victoria’s Chief Health Officer have recommended a stronger precautionary approach to managing coronavirus for travellers returning from mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) from 1 February 2020.
The new recommendation states:
If you have left, or transited through, mainland China on or after 1 February 2020 you must isolate yourself until 14 days after leaving China.
This recommendation does not apply retrospectively. It applies only to people who were in mainland China on or after 1 February 2020.
The existing advice remains:
If you have travelled from Hubei Province within the past 14 days, you must isolate yourself until 14 days have elapsed after leaving Hubei Province.
If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after last contact with the confirmed case.
We are sharing this information with you so we all keep informed and can act responsibly to help prevent the spread of this virus.
If any of these aspects relate to you, we ask that you do not visit the home until after your isolation period.
If you would like further information please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website on the novel coronavirus in Australia.
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