Our review into blood glucose monitoring in mandatory quarantine is now available. Read more
No former quarantine residents exposed to potential cross-contamination have been identified as having contracted a blood borne virus as a result of having their blood glucose level tested.
Safer Care Victoria has published its review into how the wrong blood glucose testing devices were placed in the COVID-19 quarantine accommodation program, potentially exposing about 1700 people to blood borne viruses such as hepatitis B and C, and HIV.
Of those contacted, many were found to have used their own device and were not at risk, or did not have the test. To date, 275 people have been referred for follow up testing, with no positive results related to this incident.
Page last updated: 01 May 2021