Western Australia’s Chief Health Officer has provided updated advice to the State Government on our controlled interstate border due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Victoria.
With nine locally acquired cases recorded so far by Victoria Health, the State Government is taking immediate steps under its controlled border arrangements to further protect WA.
Effective from 6pm today (May 25):
- all arrivals from Victoria must get a COVID-19 test on arrival or within 48 hours and self-quarantine until they return a negative result – they must wear a mask when in transit to their premise or to get a COVID-19 test;
- anyone who has visited any of the exposure sites in Victoria during the relevant times should get tested immediately for COVID-19 and self-quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure;
- people who have visited an exposure site must also get a COVID-19 test on day two and day 11 of their 14-day self-quarantine.
Anyone who has arrived from Victoria since May 15, 2021 should monitor their symptoms and will be contacted by WA Police, using the G2G Pass declaration system in place in WA, with the latest advice regarding the exposure locations in Victoria.
Arrivals into Western Australia are asked to continue to monitor the Victoria Health website for updated exposure locations.
Anyone who is unwell or experiencing symptoms should get tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine until they return a negative test result.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“The situation in Victoria is fast evolving and the source of the outbreak is at this stage still unknown, which is very concerning.
“As a result, we are implementing extra precautionary measures, based on the latest health advice, to protect Western Australians.
“This is consistent with measures taken in December last year at the beginning of the NSW northern beaches outbreak.
“Anyone arriving from Victoria tonight needs to self-quarantine in a suitable premise immediately and get a COVID-19 test tomorrow.
“I understand this may be inconvenient for some people, but we need to take this course of action to protect Western Australia.
“It’s critical that anyone who is unwell or is experiencing symptoms must get a COVID test immediately.
“I want to thank Western Australians and affected travellers for their understanding.
“However, my Government will take whatever action required to keep Western Australians safe.”