Australians quarantining at the Peppers hotel in Adelaide’s CBD have been told they must undergo a further 14 days of isolation and are being moved to another medi-hotel.
People who are residing at the medi-hotel, which is the epicentre of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, were slipped a letter under the doors of the rooms with the information.
“Following a risk assessment of the Peppers Hotel, the Communicable Disease Control Branch has determined the quarantine period of all guests in the hotel needs to be extended by up to 14 days,” a spokesperson told NCA NewsWire.
“We understand the frustration of the guests and we thank them for their assistance as we take every required step to prioritise the health and safety of all South Australians.
“We phoned guests before providing written information to them about the move, and additional information will be provided once more details are confirmed.
“The facility will be thoroughly deep cleaned to continue as a medi-hotel in the future.”
A bus has been seen outside the hotel.
So far, there have been three workers from the medi-hotel — being two security and one back of house staff — that tested positive to COVID-19 and spread the disease.
An SA Health spokesperson said guests will be moved to a range of other quarantine facilities later today and will not incur fees for their extended quarantine.