Location for COVID 19 quarantine: Sydney

Old Mar 28, 20, 5:28 pm
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Location for COVID 19 quarantine: Sydney

Does anyone know, or is currently in quarantine in Sydney. Which hotel is the NSW government putting you up in?
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Old Mar 28, 20, 5:43 pm
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Does anyone know, or is currently in quarantine in Sydney. Which hotel is the NSW government putting you up in?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-...otels/12097312
<snip>
How many people will be quarantined?
There were 7,120 international arrivals to Australia on Thursday.
On the same day last year there were 48,725 arrivals.
So while numbers are way down on normal there are still many Australians returning home.

But Mr Morrison warned it would soon become "very difficult" to get back into Australia.
<snip>
One hotel will not be enough. Will be many. Maybe 50% ~ 66% of all arrivals into SYD (wild guess)
With ~7000 people may need ~5000 rooms for 14 days. That is just 1 day

Been on TV that some (cruise boat) people have been sent to https://www.swissotel.com/hotels/sydney/
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Old Mar 28, 20, 9:13 pm
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So I've been interred at the Sydney Intercontinental. A prisoner for 14 days, deprived of my liberty. A military personnel escorted me to the room - I wasn't even given a key. Three meals a day - no choices of what you get to eat, no snacks, no alcohol. I hope we'll be given fresh fruit at least. No laundry facilities, no house-keeping. Sheets and used towels will have to remain in the room with you for 14 days.
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Old Mar 28, 20, 9:25 pm
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Originally Posted by TheRealBabushka View Post
So I've been interred at the Sydney Intercontinental.
How long are you intending to stay there? I'd guess not as long as being interred suggests.
A prisoner for 14 days, deprived of my liberty.
Sounds like you might be one of the few(?) who have managed to grasp the concept of quarantine. I'd say this process should have been commenced some time ago for international arrivals.
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Old Mar 28, 20, 9:31 pm
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Originally Posted by TheRealBabushka View Post
So I've been interred at the Sydney Intercontinental. A prisoner for 14 days, deprived of my liberty. A military personnel escorted me to the room - I wasn't even given a key. Three meals a day - no choices of what you get to eat, no snacks, no alcohol. I hope we'll be given fresh fruit at least. No laundry facilities, no house-keeping. Sheets and used towels will have to remain in the room with you for 14 days.

This might be a long shot but my brother in law was supposed to be on that flight, did you see him go to your hotel as well? weve had no contact with him since before the flight. His name is Daniel


EDIT: turns out I cant post photos. His name is Daniel Kowald please look him up on facebook if can
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Old Mar 28, 20, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by TheRealBabushka View Post
So I've been interred at the Sydney Intercontinental. A prisoner for 14 days, deprived of my liberty. A military personnel escorted me to the room - I wasn't even given a key. Three meals a day - no choices of what you get to eat, no snacks, no alcohol. I hope we'll be given fresh fruit at least. No laundry facilities, no house-keeping. Sheets and used towels will have to remain in the room with you for 14 days.
The internet seems to work. Yours or the hotels?
Got a window view?
https://www.icsydney.com.au/

Around the world there are 1000's are like you. And more tomorrow
Is NSW home? Opinion seems to be if home is say Tassie, need to do another 14 days isolation as per Tasmanian requirements

Edit
AFF The "I am in self-isolation" thread

Edit 2
news.com.au Coronavirus: Arrivals to Australia complain about quarantine in hotels

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Old Mar 28, 20, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by TheRealBabushka View Post
So I've been interred at the Sydney Intercontinental. A prisoner for 14 days, deprived of my liberty. A military personnel escorted me to the room - I wasn't even given a key. Three meals a day - no choices of what you get to eat, no snacks, no alcohol. I hope we'll be given fresh fruit at least. No laundry facilities, no house-keeping. Sheets and used towels will have to remain in the room with you for 14 days.
Are we supposed to feel sorry for you? You've got a room at the Intercontinental, TV, and internet, and presumably at no cost to you.

So many people are worse off in this mess.
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Old Mar 28, 20, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Hobey View Post
This might be a long shot but my brother in law was supposed to be on that flight, did you see him go to your hotel as well? weve had no contact with him since before the flight. His name is Daniel


EDIT: turns out I cant post photos. His name is Daniel Kowald please look him up on facebook if can
I'm not sure - sorry! There was very little interaction with other guests before our imprisonment.

I feel really sorry for hotel management. The government has put them in-charge but with a very tight leash. The government has also not provided us "prisoners" with a government liaison officer, so all queries are being directed to hotel management. They've had to deal with guests complaining about food, a vacuum packed glop for lunch; no fresh fruit or vegetables. Apparently the hotel was shut last week and they do not have any fresh produce in the kitchen. Management has no idea when they can start serving guests something decent. The government has also prohibited the use of uber eats or to accept deliveries of fresh fruit.

The worst thing is I do not know where recourse and accountability lie. What avenue do guests have to raise issues with and seek resolution from decision-makers i.e. the NSW government/Commonwealth (??). Its not fair on hotel management to have to do the dirty work for the government.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 12:47 am
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May I ask what you were doing overseas?

It could be a Silverwater or Parklea gaol cell. Or Christmas Island...

IC are being paid for this which helps their coffers as the hotel is likely almost unoccupied given downturn in business travel. Probably a good thing to keep staff employed that would otherwise be stood down.

I guess the food could be better but itís not like you could cook the vegetables at the IC though I guess you could boil some potatoes or cook some broccoli briefly in the kettle
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May I ask what you were doing overseas?

It could be a Silverwater or Parklea gaol cell. Or Christmas Island...

IC are being paid for this which helps their coffers as the hotel is likely almost unoccupied given downturn in business travel. Probably a good thing to keep staff employed that would otherwise be stood down.

I guess the food could be better but itís not like you could cook the vegetables at the IC though I guess you could boil some potatoes or cook some broccoli briefly in the kettle
President Bush chose the IC to stay at. It could of been The Marco Polo hotel!!!
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Old Mar 29, 20, 7:01 am
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You need to stop whinging. Youíre at a nice hotel. Others are in Ibis and very depressing scenarios.

As was said - why were you overseas and not home earlier?

Youíre not in a prison. Perhaps you need to go and see a prison for some perspective.

People have ZERO sympathy for you. Really know that. Youíre lucky to be back in Australia, housed and fed. Stop. Whinging.

Iíll accept whinging from anyone locked up in an Ibis hotel or similar. Not from you.
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People have ZERO sympathy for you. Really know that.
That is not correct. I have sympathy for the OP.

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Youíre lucky to be back in Australia, housed and fed. Stop. Whinging.
I didn't think OP was winging but describing the facts. Plus I would be taken aback too if I got off a plane happy to be home to then be escorted into a room by the military (which I find surprising by the way).
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Old Mar 29, 20, 5:01 pm
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That is not correct. I have sympathy for the OP.

I didn't think OP was winging but describing the facts. Plus I would be taken aback too if I got off a plane happy to be home to then be escorted into a room by the military (which I find surprising by the way).
If news reports are to be believed, the escorts are now done because some unescorted pax lost their way and wound up on a domestic flight to their home city instead. 100% compliance is hard to assure except by the steps now taken, voluntary compliance seems to be 90% at best, and that has created massive problems in most countries.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 7:03 pm
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That is not correct. I have sympathy for the OP.
Yes, I have sympathy no one wants to be stuck in a hotel room for 14 days. But the hyperbole about being interred and in prison is way OTT. Quarantine is quarantine, it's neither prison or internment. Suck it up, do the 14 days and move on with your life.
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