We should be doing everything we can to minimise risk. We need to do our part in repatriating Australian citizens, and that’s part of the reason we have the medi-hotels. It’s unreasonable to expect them to put the rest of their lives on hold.
They’ve got mortgages, bills to pay, children they need to support. If they’re not receiving enough income from one job, they should have the opportunity to get secondary employment.
It’s important to point out that restricting people from secondary employment is only one part of their interaction. They’re sitting down at the dining table with their family, going to gyms, movies, they’re Covid-positive, the likelihood of them spreading it through all the other activities is just as great as in secondary employment.