|Wamberal beach this morning|
It's not hard to understand why people in quarantine might refuse to be tested. Having just spent weeks confined to a hotel room, they do not want to be condemned to another two weeks there by a positive test. It's also not hard to see how this creates a significant loophole in the system. A couple may arrive from overseas, with one infected by COVID-19, but asymptomatic. During their two weeks in quarantine, the asymptomatic person may infect their partner, who if undiagnosed, may be infectious when they leave quarantine.
|Looking towards Terrigal this morning|
Who knows whether anybody released from quarantine has managed to infect others in Australia, but like many, I assumed that travellers would be tested on arrival and again before release. It's common sense, with no apparent downsides.
After a week of only cycling for exercise, I walked 5km in pre-dawn drizzle this morning returning along the Wamberal surf beach before spending another 30 minutes on the bike trainer. The hip flexor discomfort was still evident while walking, but better than a week ago. I'm still anxious about how the hip will hold up once we start our cycling trip. I'm guessing there is a 75% probability that it will be manageable, but that is only a guess.