Local health authorities have introduced quarantine requirements for travellers arriving from parts of Western Australia.
Anyone entering the ACT who’s visited the Perth Metro, Peel and South West regions of WA on or after January 25 must now self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.
Late on Sunday night ACT Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Vanessa Johnston said that this is a precautionary measure and at this stage the period of quarantine is consistent with the length of the lockdown in WA.
“In line with the WA Government’s own lockdown we are saying that anyone who has been to one of these regions since 25 January should quarantine until 9pm on Friday 5 February, even after they have received their test results.”
“We are monitoring the situation closely in Western Australia and will be making further decisions tomorrow as additional information is received from WA authorities.” Dr Johnston said.
The updated advice comes after ACT Health earlier on Sunday night had asked travellers to simply remain at home and limit their exposure to other people.