Prime Minister Scott Morrison has commended Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa for adhering to self-isolation after coming in close contact with a guest who tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, Fitzy & Wippa and their team underwent testing and have been self-isolating for two weeks as per guidelines. The whole team tested negative for CV-19.
On Tuesday morning, Fitzy & Wippa broadcast their breakfast show live from the individual team member’s respective homes, a unique scenario for radio to broadcast successfully from five separate locations.
Although all team members have received negative results, they will continue to self-isolate as recommended by the Department of Health. They plan to return to the Nova studios on Thursday 26 March.
Scott Morrison said: “I’m pleased to hear that and thanks for observing the self isolation as well, it’s a great example for everyone. I know it can be inconvenient but at the end of the day when we all do the right thing and that’s protecting the more vulnerable and that’s old people or even young people who are going through things like chemo treatment, we do the right thing.”
The team have used this time to provide listeners with practical information during the COVID-19 crisis, including a first hand account of the self isolating and testing process, interviewing experts to provide factual and helpful advice and uncovering ways to stay positive and have fun in a rapidly changing environment.
Dr Andrew Rochford praised the guys for staying positive.
He said: “We’ve got to keep laughing and stay positive because of the mental health impacts. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the new normal is something that is really impacting everyone, we have to smile, we have to keep each other positive.
“We have to stay on top of this in a sense by supporting each other, giving the good information. Keep doing what you do, keep people laughing, it’s just as important.”
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