Tom Hanks has been given a special exemption to complete his isolation in a room at a Gold Coast resort.
The Hollywood megastar touched down on a private jet on the Gold Coast on Tuesday night to resume filming for the big-budget Elvis Presley biography of Australian director Boss Luhrmann.
Hanks, former Queensland Corona virus The patient was cleared by authorities to serve his mandatory two-week isolation.
7NEWS understands that Hanks did not stay in a hotel participating in the isolated project, which caught fire after various guest complaints, including unsatisfactory food, small or dirty rooms and a lack of fresh air.
Hanks is staying at a resort in Broadbeach, but is not allowed into the community during the 14-day isolation.
The Courier mail The film’s production company says it has rented several of the resort’s sites to run its own isolated operations.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Anastasia Blaszczyk was asked in parliament whether he would be forced to end his isolation at a hotel.
Ballack did not deny that the Hanks were exempt from the normal program under the Department of Entertainment’s approved COVID-safe program.
“The industry program for COVID in relation to the film industry is an approved program that is as relevant to the resource industry as it is to the agricultural industry,” he said.
“Under that plan, they would have to stay in that place for two weeks like everyone else.
“As far as the police are concerned, they have random checks.”
As part of drastic border measures, returning Queensland residents from the announced COVID-19 hotspot must carry out two weeks of mandatory hotel isolation, as well as anyone returning from overseas.
If they are not exempt then that is it.
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At the time, Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young Minog denied receiving special treatment.
“She has a govt-safe plan, which is managed by an independent third party. That’s why she got that exemption,” Young said on July 14.
“I have exempted many who came under that category because I have third party arrangements and I hope they meet all the requirements we have for hotel isolation.
“I offer exemptions because if any of the isolated individuals are positive, I believe this process will adequately protect the Queensland community.”
Filming for Luhrmann’s much-anticipated film was halted in March when the corona virus first struck Australia.
Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson contracted the virus before recovering at Gold Coast University Hospital.
“We are at home now, and like the rest of the United States, we continue to live in shelter and social distance,” the Oscar winner said on Twitter in April.
“Thank you, everyone in Australia for taking care of us.”
EDITORIAL NOTE: In an earlier edition of this article Tom Hanks suggested that hotel isolation be avoided. The information has been updated on new advice from the Queensland government.