27 June 2021

COVID-19 update 27 June 2021: New local case confirmed

WA Health has reported one new community case of COVID-19 overnight in WA.

As a result, and until public health can review if the virus has spread, restrictions will come into effect immediately for the Perth-Peel region for a minimum of three-days.

The Perth-Peel region will move to phase one restrictions from 12noon today.

The case is a female in her 50s, who travelled to New South Wales on 15 June and returned to Perth on 20 June. She has followed public health advice and received a negative test result on Monday, 21 June following her initial test.

She stayed at home on Friday. On Saturday, realising that a place she had visited in New South Wales had just been added to the list of NSW hotspots, she presented for another COVID test, which has since returned a positive result.

Both she and her partner, who had previously tested negative, are in isolation. They have done everything right. They have had their first vaccinations, used the Safe WA app and she stayed home, and was retested. Her partner is being tested (via domiciliary testing at home) today.

However, in the days between her initial negative test result and the second, positive test result, she visited several places in the community in the northern suburbs.

Connolly Primary School and Burbridge School have been closed on Monday. The Connolly Year 5 students are close contacts. The students and staff must get tested and quarantine for 14 days.

Public exposure sites will continue to be updated on the HealthyWA website (external site) and people are encouraged to monitor the website for updates.

This new case will be added to tomorrow’s reporting cycle, as the results came in post-reporting period. The State’s official total remains at 1021.

WA has also stepped up its contact tracing following the report, by Northern Territory Health, of a positive COVID-19 case at the Granites gold mine in the Tanami Desert – some 540 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs.

The mine worker, from Victoria, is suspected to have been infected with the Delta variant of the virus at the Airport Novotel Langley quarantine hotel in Brisbane and was potentially infectious from June 18 to June 25.

Western Australia has implemented COVID testing requirements for travellers returning from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and recently from New Zealand.

Only those people, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, who have been to a listed exposure site at the dates and times indicated are required to be tested.

WA Health requests all other people who are not symptomatic to refrain from being tested, enabling priority contacts to be processed first.

New South Wales

WA has instigated a hard border with NSW, which has been assessed as medium risk in the wake of the escalating COVID-19 outbreak in that State.

All people who have arrived into WA from New South Wales are asked to continue to monitor updated exposure sites on the NSW Health website.

New Zealand

Anyone in WA who visited the Wellington area after 18 June 2021 (even if not to a listed exposure site) should get tested if even mild symptoms develop, and self-isolate immediately until a negative test result is received.

Travellers from New Zealand should continue to monitor the New Zealand Ministry for Health site.


Travellers who have recently returned from Queensland who have been to one of the listed exposure sites during the relevant times are required to get tested immediately (within 48 hours of arrival in WA), self-quarantine for 14 days, and have another test on day 11 of their quarantine.

All other travellers from Queensland should get tested if even mild symptoms develop, and self-isolate immediately until a negative test result is received.

Recently returned travellers from Queensland should continue to monitor the Queensland Health site, as more exposure sites may be added.


Victoria is assessed as a low-risk location. All returning travellers are required to get tested immediately (within 48 hours of arrival in WA), self-quarantine for 14 days, and have another test on day 11 of their quarantine.

Testing clinics

A list of testing clinics, including a new drive-through in Wangara, is available on the HealthyWA website.

WA Health is monitoring two active cases of COVID-19 ­– 1010 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

Yesterday, 813 people were swabbed at WA Health COVID clinics.

There have been 1,282,606 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 162,393 were from regional WA.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard.*

To date, 98 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – 53 of the Alpha (UK variant) strain, 15 of the Beta (South African variant) strain, one of the Gamma (Brazilian variant) strain and 29 of the Delta (Indian variant) strain.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19. 

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*Note: WA vaccination data for the WA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). AIR is a national register maintained by the Australian Government that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia. WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). WA previously reported only WA Health data. Note that the dashboard does not update until after 2pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide is also available to help you.