Urgent alert for travellers on Virgin Australia flights after cabin crew member worked for THREE DAYS while infectious with Covid
- Virgin Australia cabin crew member worked for three days while infectious
- Crew member was on flights between major cities in NSW, Victoria and SA
- Fellow crew members and passengers being contacted by relevant authorities
- Anyone on flights are urged to get tested for the virus and isolate
A Virgin Australia cabin crew member has worked for three days while infections with Covid, sparking an urgent alert for travellers.
The crew member was on flights between Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Newcastle between October 4 and October 6.
Victoria’s deputy secretary of Covid-19 response Kate Matson said fellow crew members on the affected flights have been contacted.
A Virgin Australia cabin crew member has tested positive for Covid after working for three days
‘Passengers on those flights are being contacted by the relevant jurisdictions and we have been in close contact with both NSW and South Australia and working closely with them to contact the relevant passengers,’ she added.
The flights of concern include:
• VA219 flight from Melbourne to Adelaide on October 4
• VA218 flight from Adelaide to Melbourne on October 4
• VA827 flight from Melbourne to Sydney on October 5
• VA808 flight from Sydney to Melbourne on October 5
• VA1593 flight from Melbourne to Newcastle on October 6
• VA1594 flight from Newcastle to Melbourne on October 6
The case was detected through Virgin Australia’s surveillance testing.
Anyone on these flights is urged to get tested and isolate.
This follows the airline company’s decision to mandate Covid vaccinations for frontline workers by November 15 and office staff by the end of March.
Fellow crew members on the affected flights have been contacted, with passengers being contacted by the relevant authorities