Canberra Raiders halfback George Williams has claimed he’s been wrongly forced into hotel quarantine in Melbourne.
Williams visited Bateman’s Bay, a coastal town almost four hours south of Sydney, between December 28-30 before driving to Canberra and flying to Melbourne.
The Englishman checked with officials at Canberra Airport who said he was okay to travel and wouldn’t have to quarantine on arrival.
But by the time he landed the rules had apparently changed and Williams was forced into 14 days of hotel quarantine.
The NRL star exploded on social media after spending his New Years Eve locked inside a “small” room.
“As of the morning of the 3rd of January if you had been to NSW before the 31st December you was (sic) ok to enter Victoria,” Williams said on Instagram.
“We also checked this with the airport several times before leaving. We went to Bateman’s bay 28-30th Dec from ACT.
“As we landed in Victoria the rules had now changed literally within an hour of leaving so we had to go straight into mandatory hotel quarantine for 2 weeks.
“The detention notice states interstate hot or red zone arrivals which Bateman’s bay or ACT is neither so that’s a false statement.
“This is something we and other act travellers was not aware of and there are many in the same situation as us on the same virgin Australia flight who can’t understand this at all, again the airline at Canberra airport that told us we was safe to travel without any restrictions.
Williams then teed off at Mercure Hotel where he is staying.
“The rooms are very small with a window you cannot open meaning fresh air is unavailable to us for 2 weeks,” he posted.
“We are not even allowed to leave the room?! Sorry but criminals all get 1 hour a day fresh air or allowed out of their cell. HOW IS THIS FAIR? This is wrong. Help #freeUS.”