21 January 2020 – Chief Medical Officer offers advice on arrivals from Wuhan

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Immigration
Intervention Categories: International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Overview: After consulting other Government agencies and the states and territories, Australian government are now undertaking evidence based, proportionate additional border measures, particularly in relation to the three weekly direct flights from Wuhan to Sydney. This includes information for arrivals from Wuhan, requesting that they identify themselves to biosecurity officers at the airport if they are unwell.
Full details here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/novel-coronavirus-update

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government