"A recent outbreak of COVID-19 at Canberra Hospital has shone a spotlight on
the transmission of COVID in health and aged care settings.
Like many health and aged care services in Australia, Canberra Hospital had
moved away from the COVID infection control measures imposed during the
pandemic, removing its mask mandate in February this year.
In response to this outbreak, it has now reinstated mask mandates and
introduced other measures, such as restricting visitor numbers to two per
The Canberra Hospital outbreak did not come as a surprise to many advocates who
have for some time been warning authorities of the risks of relaxing their
approach to the prevention of COVID transmission.
These advocates, including patients and health service consumers, have been
strongly advocating for a continuation of stringent infection control measures
in health and aged care settings, including a focus on improving indoor air
Via Violet Blue’s Pandemic Roundup
: June 8, 2023
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