A group of five WA nurses helping Victoria deal with its COVID-19 outbreak is stranded in the state after one tested positive to the virus.

The nurses volunteered to head to Victoria at the beginning of August and claim they had permission to re-enter the state at the conclusion of their rotation.

A group of WA nurses face a month of lock down after one contracted COVID-19 in Victoria.Credit:Asanka Ratnayake

But they have been told by the WA government they will have to stay in Victoria because they had contact with the disease.

The Australian Nurses Federation told Nine News Perth the nurses had received assurances they would be airlifted out of the state.

They face the prospect of two weeks lockdown in Melbourne and a further two weeks of mandatory hotel quarantine in Perth.

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