Sign the petition: release family from Townsville quarantine to grieve loss
There are currently strict 'No Entry' regulations for getting into Queensland without a 2 week quarantine in response to COVID-19. Although this is an appropriate safety measure to reduce transmission, there is no consideration of extreme circumstances where isolation poses detriment to the wellbeing of a grieving person. Emily Chester caught up with Crystal this morning to explain the tricky situation her family are stuck in, after the loss of her grandparents.
She says "My grandparents were killed in a car accident on the 13th of September. A family torn apart, kept apart thanks to the unforgiving process of quarantine "exemptions". I don't need quarantine to be skipped altogether however two weeks of isolation, negative COVID test results or not, is subjecting someone to a great injustice and is denying them the support they so desperately need."
Hear the chat below: