COVID-19 Update: WA COVID-1901 May 2021
The Chief Health Officer (CHO) is directing all people who have been to a Western Australia (WA) COVID-19 exposure site to self-quarantine and get tested and stay in quarantine until a negative result is returned.
This CHO Direction follows on from three new positive COVID-19 cases in WA, stemming from the Pan Pacific Hotel quarantine facility.
Anyone who visited the public exposure sites from 27 April 2021 and listed on the WA Department of Health website must get a COVID-19 test and remain in self-quarantine until a negative test is returned.
Go to the WA Department of Health website for a full list of public exposure sites.
The COVID-19 Hotline is open between 8am and 3pm on Sunday 2 May 2021.
The CHO will continue to review and assess the COVID-19 situation in Western Australia, and will take into account COVID-19 monitoring and data collection, the extent of community transmission and risks to the NT community.
The risk of COVID-19 in our communities cannot be eliminated which is why it is important for everyone to follow all health directions.
- If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not travel. Make sure you get tested and stay at home.
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times.
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
- Do not go to work if you feel sick.
- If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.
Quotes attributable to CHO Dr Charles Pain
“The COVID-19 situation in Western Australia is still emerging as to the extent of community transmission from the latest cases.
“At this time we are taking all necessary precautions in regards to the COVID-19 exposure sites while we continue to monitor and assess the situation across WA.
“The situation could change at any time and I urge everyone to continue to stay updated with the latest information, particularly those looking to undertake interstate travel.”