Dr Scott McKeown, Deputy Director of Public Health
Due to a recent COVID-19 case in Western Australia, a number of new public exposure sites have been listed, and a number of existing sites have been re-classified as higher risk by WA. Seven higher risk WA public exposures sites have been declared as High-Risk Premises by Tasmanian Public Health today. These High-Risk Premises are listed on the coronavirus travel alert page.
The Perth Metropolitan Region and Peel Region in WA remain High-Risk Areas.
Anyone who wishes to travel to Tasmania who has been in the Perth Metropolitan or Peel Regions in the past 14 days including attending a declared High-Risk Premises will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved by the Deputy State Controller.
Any person approved will be required to complete 14 days quarantine upon arrival and be tested, unless exempted.
Anyone currently in Tasmania who was in WA on or since 17 April should regularly check the WA public exposure site list at the Department of Health WA website. If you were at any of the sites listed at the specified date and time you must self-isolate immediately and call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 for further advice.
The WA public exposure site list may change as the WA public health response progresses and it should be checked regularly by anyone who has recently been in WA.
Importantly, if anyone has any cold or flu symptoms, even mild, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a test.
Further advice will be issued as WA authorities continue contact tracing. Visit the coronavirus travel alert page for the latest Tasmanian information.