16/06/2021 - 18:49

COVID warning for NSW travellers to WA

16/06/2021 - 18:49

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Travellers from New South Wales who have visited COVID-19 exposure sites have been told to self-isolate for two weeks, potentially impacting APPEA conference delegates.

COVID warning for NSW travellers to WA
Mark McGowan spoke at the APPEA conference last night and yesterday morning. Photo: APPEA

Travellers from New South Wales who have visited COVID-19 exposure sites have been told to self-isolate for two weeks, potentially impacting APPEA conference delegates.

The move by WA's chief health officer Andy Robertson was announced on Wednesday evening, and follows a case in NSW today.

Dr Robertson said anyone who had visited exposure sites would need to be tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.

Sites have included in Bondi and Vaucluse.

“NSW Health is in the process of contact tracing the case and will notify WA Health if any close or casual contacts are found to be in Western Australia to allow for appropriate public health follow up to be taken,” he said.

“Any risk to WA remains very low but, again, the situation highlights the importance of remaining vigilant to prevent any spread of the virus or community transmission in this state.

“We will continue to monitor the situation in New South Wales very closely, as we do when any cases of this nature emerge, and will issue updated health advice if required.”

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association chief executive Andrew McConville emailed delegates to the association’s conference, although it is unclear how many of the estimated 1700 delegates were from NSW.

It is understood that some were, however.

Impacted delegates have been asked to immediately contact conference organisers.

Guests at the conference this week have included Premier Mark McGowan, Health Minister Roger Cook, and Energy Minister Bill Johnston.

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