- Sep 20, 2018
Now that is something we can agree on! Although I might have said that it was pretty obvious after 6 months that the current approach was insufficient and inadequate.Potentially. Although I think the first 12 months were a 'fair enough' case of waiting to see what happened.
One might argue that if HQ had been properly run (eg with proper PPE, with proper ventilation, with workers first to be fully vaccinated using 3 week Pfizer and not allowed to work in HQ if not vaccinated), then the number of places available would be much higher. or if the government had stepped up and provided quarantine in places other than hotels, which clearly are not that suited for the purpose - today's story about yet another family being infected in quarantine - I would be ropeable if that happened to me.Except of course, HQ caps are not arbitrary, either in their existence (based on health advice) or the number (based on ability to safely manage the virus within the hotels). In fact it could be argued that the numbers allowed into HQ have been too high, as the virus hasn’t been able to be contained there, in a number of cases.
As mentioned by @MEL_Traveller, maybe this was OK at the start as a stop gap measure, but it is well over a year now and really nothing has changed.