Western Australian cases update

26 Apr 2021

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health

The results of the intensive contact tracing around 3 related cases of COVID-19 in Perth has detected no new cases of COVID-19. Contact tracing and testing will continue over the coming days as the lockdown in the Perth and Peel Regions is eased.

Tasmanian contact tracing has identified no cases related to the outbreak in Perth. Testing of people in Tasmania who were at lower risk casual contact exposure sites will be completed over the coming days.

The Director of Public Health has advised that provided no evidence emerges of unmanaged community risk in the Perth and Peel Regions in the next two days, these two regions may be reclassified as low risk from midnight Wednesday 28 April 2021. This will restore quarantine-free travel to Tasmania for most people in and recently in Western Australia.

A small number of premises in Western Australia will remain designated as high-risk premises until 14 days after they last posed a risk.

If people have any cold or flu symptoms, even mild, contact the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to arrange a test.