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.”
Melbourne-based, boutique activations and brand experience company, ACTIV Brand Management, has secured a new partnership with Nine The Block, which saw them deliver a series of sensory brand experiences to support the show’s sponsorship engagement and virtual events calendar. In response to the changing events landscape, the team at ACTIV recently launched Brand Box, a […]
Alive are celebrating 10 years! Leaders in creative event production, and the launch of ‘Alive TV’ showcases the revolutionary concepts created for clients during this challenging year; such as the most recent virtual success stories with clients such as Luxoticca Brickworks and The International Rose Garden Festival. Alive Events have pioneered the virtual space for […]
Integrated B2B marketing agency Thinksmart Marketing (TSM) has managed to execute a campaign from 3,000ft up in a hot air balloon. NICE inContact, approached TSM earlier this year to build preference, drive demand and generate strong leads for the brand across ANZ, with a campaign focusing on showcasing the capabilities and agility of its global-leading […]
Global attribution and marketing analytics company AppsFlyer has expanded into Australia and New Zealand, with the official opening of its first office in Sydney. It marks the opening of the company’s 19th office worldwide, with AppsFlyer hoping to “support the region’s rapidly growing local app economy”. The company said it plans capitalise on ANZ’s mobile […]