27 August 2021

COVID-19 update 27 August 2021: NSW truck drivers test positive to COVID-19

WA Health has placed two NSW truck drivers in hotel quarantine after their employer reported they had tested positive to COVID-19.

A list of exposure site (external site) has been published on the HealthyWA website.

Anyone who visited these sites at the specified times and dates must:

  • quarantine immediately for 14 days and get tested on days two and 12.
  • contact 13 COVID.

Regional testing is available at:

  • Norseman Hospital – 8am to 6pm
  • Southern Cross – 24/7 – phone ahead on 9081 2222.

Metropolitan testing locations are available on HealthyWA.

Both drivers, who were travelling together, completed a routine Freight Drivers COVID-19 screening test on 25 August before they left NSW.

The truck drivers drove through Victoria and South Australia on their way to WA. They slept in their truck and had minimal contact with other people. They also wore masks when outside their trucks.

The drivers were told of their positive status by NSW Health (via text message). Their employer then informed WA Health.

The drivers are mildly symptomatic and clinically stable.