02 June 2021

COVID-19 update 2 June 2021: WA Health directions in relation to NSW and ACT

WA Health has issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory with a public health alert issued for parts of the state today.

New South Wales Health issued the alert after new COVID-19 exposure sites in New South Wales were linked to the Victorian outbreak.

WA’s Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said anyone who has recently arrived into WA from New South Wales or the Australian Capital Territory and has been to one of the listed exposure sites (external site) during the relevant times is required to get tested and self-quarantine for 14 days and present for 48-hour and 11-day testing.

Recently returned travellers from NSW and the ACT should continue to monitor the NSW Health website (external site) and the ACT Government website (external site).

A list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.

Dr Robertson said Health New South Wales was in the process of contact tracing and would notify WA Health if any close or casual contacts were found to be in Western Australia to allow for appropriate public health follow up to be taken.

"We believe any risk to WA remains very low,” he said.

"However, the situation highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to prevent any spread of the virus or community transmission in this State.

"We will continue to monitor the situation in New South Wales very closely and issue updated health advice if required."

Any recent arrivals into WA from New South Wales should remain vigilant, get tested and isolate immediately if even mild symptoms develop.

WA Health continues to urge anyone with symptoms, such as a fever, headache, cough, sore throat or runny nose, to get tested for COVID-19 and to isolate until they receive a negative result.

For the latest WA information on COVID-19, including COVID clinic locations, visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website or telephone 13 COVID (13 26843).

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