Covid-19: WorkSafe steps in to ensure safety of isolation facility staff

A Radio NZ article.

The workplace safety watchdog is stepping in to investigate if quarantine hotels are keeping their staff safe, four months after these workers became a new front line against Covid-19.

This follows the debacle over the lack of testing of frontline border staff for the virus.

Last week it was revealed that more than 60 percent of border staff had never been tested.

WorkSafe is beginning assessments that would cover all isolation facilities. It would start off by inspections over the phone, not in person.

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