02 October 2020

NSW Health is contacting passengers and crew on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney who may have been exposed to an infectious passenger.

The passenger, reported today as a returned traveller from Victoria, is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine. This traveller tested positive to a Day 2 test in hotel quarantine and is believed to have travelled while infectious.

There is no ongoing risk of infection to the general public.

The majority of passengers on the Jetstar Flight JQ510 which left Melbourne at 11am on 27 September are already undertaking mandatory hotel quarantine.

NSW is contacting 47 passengers travelling with special permits or quarantine exemptions or crew. Those deemed close contacts of the case have been advised to immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.​