NSW Covid live updates: Sydney enters lockdown as Virgin Australia flight attendant tests positive after working on five flights to three cities

The crew member is now in isolation and Virgin Australia is rapidly contacting all team members who are close contacts. Virgin Australia is requiring those crew members to cease flying, get tested and isolate.

All passengers on flights the crew member operated will be contacted by health authorities and advised on the correct protocol. The aircraft this crew member has flown on are being deep-cleaned overnight, as are any Virgin Australia spaces the crew member visited. Virgin Australia is working with the relevant airports to ensure all public spaces are also being deep-cleaned.

The affected crew member is a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case from a known cluster in Sydney. Virgin Australia understands the crew member was not aware they were a close contact of a positive case until after they completed their last flight today.

NSW Health advises that five flights … on which the crew member flew from 24 June 2021 are of concern. The crew member may have been infectious during that time.

The crew member also had an overnight layover in Melbourne on 25 June 2021, staying at the Holiday Inn Express Southbank. While in Melbourne, the crew member remained in hotel isolation under prescribed Covid protocols for overnighting crew members from New South Wales.


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