In his press conference today, Prime Minister ScoMoFo gave the new definition of “close contact”:
And the definition for a close contact is as follows … except in exceptional circumstances, a close contact is a household contact … of a confirmed case only. A household contact is someone who lives with a case or has spent more than four hours with them in a house, accommodation or care facility.
Of course. Because omicron is so hard to catch you gotta be with someone for four hours to pass it on.*
For those who wish to let ScoMoFo know what they think, they can contact him, i.e. his staff, here. Please note that it is important to not be polite, since neither ScoMoFo nor the goons who man his office give a toss what you think, and the only point of this exercise is to make you feel better.**
*) Crikey’s compilation of this lunatic’s denial of reality, including his naked, dick-in-your-face lying, can be read here.
**) It worked for me, at least for a couple minutes.