Coronavirus crisis: Lara Worthington slams NSW Health over quarantined hotel accommodation from mom
Lara Worthington has fired on the ‘unacceptable’ hotel accommodation her mother was forced to endure during 14 days of quarantine in New South Wales.
Model and wife of Hollywood actor Sam Worthington tweeted four photos of the Sydney hotel where her mother Sharon, 63, who shows symptoms of COVID-19, is staying.
Worthington told news.com that the hotel is called The Urban Newtown, a boutique hotel “in the heart of trendy Newtown.”
“The main problem is that no one has given her or her family a phone number in case she feels worse,” Worthington wrote in a private message.
“She understands that she needs to quarantine herself, but the people who have returned are being kept in the dark about the information.
“We understand that everyone is in the same boat and has their own issues in these increasingly worrying times,” she wrote.
But she hasn’t garnered much sympathy from her Twitter followers.
“Seriously ?? So maybe she should have come home earlier. I have no sympathy – there was no guarantee of 5 star accommodation. You take what you get and it’s not because that she is your mother that she is entitled to 5 star service… ”one person replied.
Another suggested it was close to the most heinous thing they had read throughout the pandemic.
Sharon Bingle also complained about the accommodation in her Instagram Stories, saying it was ‘no exception’ and that she was clearly not impressed with the food on offer.
Ms Bingle said she believed she should be hospitalized.
“Here I am in this cursed hotel, I need to be in the hospital. Anyone who can help I would really appreciate it, ”she said.
The Worthington spray comes after Perth influencer Jessica Pinili also attacked conditions at her five-star hotel while in quarantine, describing them as “worse than being a prisoner”.
Pinili, a self-proclaimed ‘lifestyle coach’, was forced into self-quarantine at the Perth hotel after returning from Bali after Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered all passengers arriving in Australia to be legally bound to quarantine himself in hotel rooms across town for 14 days, with the government footing the bill.