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Covid transmission risk not limited to household contacts, Australian health panel warns

AHPPC statement appears more nuanced than PM’s definition, accounting for significant Covid transmission events outside the home

Work colleagues of confirmed cases, not just people who live together, may be classed as close contacts if a significant transmission event occurs, according to expert health advice cited by Scott Morrison to overhaul Covid-19 rules in Australia.

Newly published advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee also went beyond health factors to justify the “pragmatic” changes to testing and isolation rules. It said it was a response to fast-increasing case numbers and “the living with Covid policy approach”.

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