A member of the popular vocal group Human Nature has been forced into isolation in Queensland over COVID fears.
Toby Allen was set to join group members Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney and Phil Burton on stage in Brisbane on December 18 – but was forced to isolate after discovering he’d been in “close proximity” to a possible virus case.
“On Wednesday December 16th Human Nature’s Toby Allen travelled independently from the group and their traveling party, departing Sydney for Brisbane on Virgin Airlines flight (VA 925),” the group said in a statement posted online.
“Queensland Health alerted passengers who travelled on VA flight 925 who were in close proximity to a female identified passenger regarding possible exposure to COVID-19 and instructed those travelers to self isolate for 14 days from Wednesday, December 16.
“As a result, Toby is now in hotel isolation in Brisbane and under the supervision of Queensland Health authorities until further notice.”
The statement confirmed the rest of the group travelled on Thursday evening from Sydney to Brisbane.
“Queensland Health have advised that remaining band members and any crew that have come into contact with Toby Allen are deemed as contacts of a close contact and currently are not required to quarantine or be tested,” the statement continued.
“If Mr Allen becomes a case they will then be required to quarantine.”
The group clarified that all remaining shows – including those in Queensland and Canberra – would continue as scheduled with the other Human Nature members performing without Allen.