The crew member is now in isolation, and Virgin Australia is quickly contacting all team members who are in close contact. Virgin Australia requires these crew members to stop flying, be tested and isolated.
All passengers on the flights of the crew member who will be served will be contacted by the health authorities and informed of the correct protocol. The planes on which this crew member flew are deeply cleaned overnight, as are all areas in the state of Virgin Australia visited by the crew member. Virgin Australia works with relevant airports to ensure that all public spaces are also thoroughly cleaned.
The affected crew member is close contact of the positive case of Covid-19 from the known group in Sydney. Virgin Australia understands that a crew member was unaware that they were in close contact with a positive case until they completed their last flight today.
NSW Health advises worrying about five flights … on which a crew member has been flying since June 24, 2021. A crew member could have been infected at the time.
The crew member also had overnight stays in Melbourne on June 25, 2021, while staying at the Holiday Inn Express Southbank. While in Melbourne, the crew member remained in hotel isolation according to the prescribed Covid protocols for overnight stays of crew members from New South Wales.