COVID-19 testing criteria further expanded in Western Australia

  • Coronavirus testing for anyone in Western Australia showing signs of a fever OR acute respiratory infection
  • Expansion of criteria to assist in tracking individual cases and community transmission
  • Metropolitan COVID clinics to adjust hours over Easter long weekend 
  • The testing criteria for COVID-19 will be expanded significantly at all COVID-19 clinics and testing sites across Western Australia.

    From tomorrow (Thursday, April 9), the testing criteria will be amended to include anyone: 

    • presenting with a fever (≥38°C)
    • a history of a fever in the last few days OR
    • an acute respiratory infection e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat will be tested. 

    There are now nine COVID clinics open across Western Australia, with the Broome clinic opening its doors today.

    People in regional areas can also get tested at a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic.

    Over the four-day Easter long weekend, all metropolitan COVID clinics will adjust their hours. They will open from 10am to 4pm.  

    The Bunbury Health Campus COVID clinic will maintain regular hours (10am-4pm), as will the Broome Hospital COVID clinic (8.30am-4pm) which opens today.

    To date 19,615 people in Western Australia have tested negative for COVID-19. 

    Members of the public can phone the COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or the 13COVID (132 68 43) number for advice and find more information by visiting https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au

    As stated by Health Minister Roger Cook:

    “By expanding the testing regime we will be able to find new cases, protect our most vulnerable people and ensure we are tracking the movement of this virus in our community.

    “Test, trace and isolate – we know this is vital to stay on top of this deadly and insidious virus. Today’s announcement goes to the heart of this important public health strategy.     

    “If you have symptoms and meet the criteria then please get tested. We are all in this together and together we will get through this.”

    WA COVID clinicAdjusted hours (Easter)Location
    Royal Perth Hospital10am-4pm Ground floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth
    Armadale Health Service 10am-4pm Ground floor, 3056 Albany Highway, Mount Nasura
    St John of God Midland Hospital10am-4pm Yelverton Drive, Midland
    Fiona Stanley Hospital10am-4pm Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of hospital, Murdoch
    Rockingham Hospital10am-4pm Elanora Drive, Cooloongup
    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital10am-4pm C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
    Joondalup Hospital10am-4pmCar Park P4, Regents Park Road, Joondalup
    Bunbury Health Campus10am-4pm 30 metres left of the main entrance, Bussell Highway (corner Robertson Drive), Bunbury
    Broome Hospital8.30am-4pmOutpatient Specialist Centre Broome Hospital, Robinson Street, Broome

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