10 July 2021

COVID-19 update 10 July 2021: WA Health directions in relation to Tasmania

WA Health has issued updated advice for travellers who have recently returned from Tasmania, after a public health alert was issued for parts of the state today.

The Tasmanian Department of Health has released a list of sites (external site) that were visited by a person who tested positive for COVID-19 two days after they left the state and arrived in London.

WA Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson said there was currently no evidence there had been any community cases in Tasmania or that the person contracted COVID-19 while in Tasmania or was infectious while in Tasmania.

"We are simply erring on the side of caution," he said. "The risk to the West Australian community is extremely low."

Anyone who has recently arrived into WA from Tasmania and has been to one of the exposure sites in the past 14 days during the relevant times is required to isolate, be tested immediately (within 48 hours) and remain isolated until they receive a negative test.

"Given the risk is extremely low in this case, people do not need to quarantine 14 days," Dr Robertson said.

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

For the latest WA information on COVID-19, including COVID clinic locations, visit WA Health's HealthyWA website or telephone 13 COVID (13 268 43).

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