The WA Chief Health Officer has consulted with SA Health and reviewed the details of new community cases in South Australia reported today.
As a result, based on the latest health advice the following changes to WA's controlled interstate border will come into effect immediately:
- Anyone arriving from South Australia at Perth Airport will now be tested for COVID-19 on arrival (or within 24 hours of arrival at another COVID clinic) and given a Direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise;
- These arrivals will also be required to be tested for COVID-19 on Day 11;
- Anyone arriving via road from South Australia will be given a Direction to self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise and required to take a COVID-19 test on Day 2 and on Day 11;
- For any SA arrivals earlier today and yesterday, via road or air, they will be contacted by WA officials and will be required to be tested for COVID-19 in the next 48 hours and self-quarantine for 14 days.
These are initial steps the State Government is taking to protect all Western Australians, and will be reviewed regularly.
We will monitor the position in South Australia very closely and will strengthen measures if required.
We understand these changes will cause frustration for many people, but these steps are being taken on the best health advice to protect everyone.
The State Government thanks all arrivals for their patience and understanding.