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Western Australia

The Chief Health Officer has declared testing and quarantine directions for anyone who has been in a COVID-19 public exposure site in Western Australia.

Any person who has been to a Western Australia ‘public exposure site’ and arrives in the Northern Territory must check the website daily and comply with directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during the public exposure period.

Any person whose COVID-19 public exposure site is listed under:

  • Get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.
    Must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Must get tested again on day 12 of the quarantine period. The person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the results of the tests are negative.
  • Get tested immediately and monitor for symptoms.
    Must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
  • Monitor for symptoms.
    Must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.

If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a:

  • ‘Get tested immediately and monitor for symptoms’ or ‘monitor for symptoms’ becomes a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site.
    A person who has been to the site must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
  • ‘Get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site ceases to be a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site.
    A person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.

Public Exposure Sites

Find a listing of all Western Australia's public exposure locations

  • The CHO has made the following directions:

    I, Hugh Crosbie Heggie, Chief Health Officer, under section 52 of the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (the Act), consider it necessary, appropriate or desirable to take action to alleviate the public health emergency in the Territory, declared by instrument entitled "Declaration of Public Health Emergency", dated 18 March 2020 (the public health emergency declaration), by making the following directions, effective immediately:

    1. With reference to Part 6 of CHO Directions No.8 of 2021 (my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions), the locations listed at the following link, as updated by the Western Australian Department of Health from time to time, are COVID-19 public exposure sites. The relevant times and dates specified at the following link as updated by the Western Australian Department of Health from time to time are the public exposure periods: Locations visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases (healthywa.wa.gov.au)
    2. These directions apply to any person who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 27 August 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been to a COVID-19 public exposure site during the public exposure periods.
    3. Any person who has arrived or who will arrive in the Northern Territory who has been in Western Australia since 27 August 2021 must check the above website at least once per day and comply with these directions if a place they have been to becomes a COVID-19 public exposure site and they were at that place during the public exposure period.
    4. With reference to direction 37(a) and (b) of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 27 August 2021 whose COVID-19 public exposure site is listed under ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’, as defined by the above website, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). The person must get tested again on day 12 of the quarantine period. The person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the COVID-19 public exposure site, regardless of whether the results of the tests are negative.
    5. With reference to direction 41 of my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions, any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 27 August 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory whose COVID-19 public exposure site is listed under ‘get tested immediately and monitor for symptoms’, as defined by the above website, must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
    6. Any person to whom these directions apply who has arrived in the Northern Territory since 27 August 2021 or who will arrive in the Northern Territory whose COVID-19 public exposure site is listed under ‘monitor for symptoms’, as defined by the above website, must monitor for symptoms and be tested for COVID-19 if symptoms arise. If tested, the person must remain in a suitable place of quarantine until they are notified of the results of the test.
    7. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site, ceases to be a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site, a person who is in quarantine by reason only of that area formerly being a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site is not required to remain in quarantine, provided they have been tested for COVID-19 and received a negative result.
    8. If a COVID-19 public exposure site that was a ‘get tested immediately and monitor for symptoms’ or ‘monitor for symptoms’ site becomes a ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site, a person who has been to the site must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency). Once tested, the person must remain in the suitable place of quarantine until noon on the 14th day after the last day the person was in the ‘get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days’ site, regardless of whether the result of the test is negative.
    9. To avoid doubt, a person to whom these directions apply is considered a person who is required to quarantine under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions (No.8), and all quarantine requirements under my Directions for Territory Border Restrictions apply.