Let those locked up/down breathe fresh air

The two of us are currently in quarantine in the Travelodge on Wentworth Ave, Sydney, having arrived from London due to a death in the family.

We cannot leave the hotel room for 14 days and the windows don’t open.

According to the apparently-current directive from NSW Health:

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/advice-for-travellers.aspx:

If you are completely well and do not have symptoms you can leave your home/hotel for brief periods, such as to go for a walk or exercise outdoors. You must wear a surgical mask and avoid close contact with other people at all times, by keeping a minimum 1.5 metre distance. You should avoid any public areas where gatherings of people are likely to occur.

Why is the NSW Health directive, which specifically addresses quarantined travellers, not being followed?

An Australian prisoner in solitary confinement typically spends 22hrs locked up. 24hrs x 14days smacks of civil liberty violation to me. Unless a window cleaner is abseiling passed our upper floor window, where is the transmission risk if the window is cracked open?

There are currently 3600 people quarantined in hotels according to the policeman at hotel reception when checking in. I write to you on behalf of all of us

– Name supplied but withheld 200620

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