Australian Government tables ‘Key Assessment Criteria’ for quarantine facilities

    Australia‘s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced (04-Jun-2021) the government tabled ‘Key Assessment Criteria’ to assess any proposals for purpose-built quarantine facilities provided by state and territory governments seeking Commonwealth support. Key considerations include that proposals should provide value for money, provide net additional quarantine capacity and work alongside hotel quarantine, meet health requirements and provide a national facility for use by all Australians. Further criteria include proximity to an international airport with regularly scheduled international commercial passenger services and within approximately one hour vehicle transport to a tertiary hospital. [more – original PR]

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