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Scott Morrison granted Covid lockdown travel exemption to visit Sydney for Father’s Day weekend

    The prime minister was not required to undergo the two-week quarantine period after receiving approval from ACT chief health officer Kerryn Coleman

    The Guardian – Sep 06, 2021

    The prime minister, Scott Morrison, made the brief weekend trip across the NSW/ACT border and spent Father’s Day in Sydney after he was granted a travel exemption from ACT Health. Photograph: Mike Bowers/The Guardian

    Scott Morrison travelled to Sydney over the Father’s Day weekend and returned to Canberra on Monday after receiving an exemption from ACT Health.

    The prime minister flew to Sydney on Saturday, before returning on Monday morning to attend a national security committee of federal cabinet and the women’s safety summit in Canberra.

    Since the Covid-19 outbreak in New South Wales in June, the ACT has strongly advised residents against travelling into NSW and usually requires its returning residents to undergo a two-week quarantine period.

    The ACT chief health officer, Kerryn Coleman, granted Morrison an exemption subject to a level 3 stay at home order, requiring him to be frequently tested and restricting his movement while in the ACT.

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