- May 20, 2011
No I don’t think they have but it would be easy to say they should be, however as I say counter productive. I wouldn’t fine those who refuse a test e.g. Hotel quarantine. I just wouldn’t let them out until they did (and make them pay for accommodation). However according to ABC - Victoria is wringing their hands and saying there is nothing they can do....I don’t think in recent days it has been reported that anyone has been fined for not social distancing (eg 1.5m, Hand washing, cough into sleeve) or being out while showing symptoms or not getting tested.
I, and I feel many others, would like fines for:
1. People who test positive and break quarantine/isolation requirement
2. People who refuse test while in mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals.
3. Close contacts of positives who break isolation (without a test result)
4. And probably those who live in suburb hotspots who break isolation recommendation without a negative test result.