NSW Police have begun relocating 366 people quarantined in a Sydney hotel to "more suitable" accommodation after it was found not to be complying with health standards.
Police started relocating the guests from the Travelodge Hotel in central Sydney on Tuesday afternoon and expect the process to take 12 hours to complete.
Specific details for the relocation have not been given.
“Hotels that do not meet the expectations are rotated out of the hotels roster,” NSW police said Tuesday in a statement.
“On Tuesday 25 August 2020, NSW Police ascertained that one such hotel did not meet the expectations required as part of the quarantine program and a decision was made to relocate all 366 guests to another, more suitable accommodation”.
NSW police said they work closely with NSW Health to ensure quarantine hotels “comply with the highest standards, including having robust infection control measures in place”.
Since the quarantine hotels operation began on March 29, police have been operating up to 20 hotels, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“It has been an incredibly successful operation, which has dramatically reduced the transmission of COVID-19 throughout the community,” NSW police said.
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