In response to the reported case of COVID-19 in a West Australian quarantine hotel security guard, who has been infectious while in the West Australian community, NSW Health is taking the following action.
To help control the spread of the infection, a new Public Health Order places travellers from Western Australia coming to NSW since 25 January under the same ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions as they would have faced had they stayed in Western Australia.
Passengers who arrived in Sydney on a flight from Perth this evening have been screened for symptoms of COVID-19, and asked if they attended any of the venues of concern identified by WA Health. None of the passengers have reported being at any of those venues.
The new Public Health Order requires all new arrivals to complete an interstate traveller declaration confirming whether they attended any of the venues listed on the WA Health website, and providing contact details.
Any travellers who have been at places of concern will be required to be tested and isolate for 14 days if they attended any of the named venues.
In addition, any people who have been in any of the named local government areas in the Peel region, the Perth Metro region and the South-West region on or since Monday 25 January 2021 will be required to get tested within 48 hours of arrival in NSW. They will also have to stay at home for five days, until 9pm on Friday 5 February. If they do not get tested, they are required to remain at home for a total of 14 days.
The LGAs affected by the measures are:
- Peel region: Boddington, Manudrah, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Waroona
- Perth Metro region: Armadale, Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont, Cambridge, Canning, Claremont, Cockburn, Cottesloe, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Gosnells, Joondalup, Kalamundra, Kwinana, Melville, Mosman Park, Mundaring, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Perth, Rockingham, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Victoria Park, Vincent, Wanneroo
- South-west region: Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Harvey, Manjimu, Nannup.
NSW Health is closely monitoring the situation and will update its health advice accordingly. We will continue to work closely with our colleagues in Western Australia and other jurisdictions to ensure that appropriate public health measures are in place.