COVID-19 Transmission in the Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Adelaide, November 2020

SA Health has released a review into the COVID-19 cluster at the Peppers medi-hotel in November 2020.

There was no observed significant breach in personal protective equipment (PPE), and no direct contact between guests and medi-hotel staff.

No single event or significant breach in infection control practices appears to be clearly responsible for the transmission of COVID 19 from the primary case to medi-hotel staff or the other guests.

Rather a combination of events and factors, including minor breaches in infection control practices and airflow, are considered most likely to have created an environment where the potential for transmission could occur.

Seven recommendations have been made to address these factors and reduce the risk of transmission occurring again within a medi-hotel as outlined in the report.

Access the report: COVID-19 Transmission in the Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Adelaide, November 2020 (PDF 588KB)