Western Australia Covid update as at 14 December

WA Health has updated its list of exposure sites after three truck drivers tested positive to COVID-19, after having spent time in WA last week.

Under the Transport, Freight and Logistics Directions (No 8) (www.wa.gov.au), drivers must have received a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to entering WA, and undertake a rapid antigen test at the WA border.

The first two drivers, who are both in their 30s, were travelling together and are fully vaccinated. They returned negative rapid antigen tests at the border prior to entry to WA on 9 December.

When transiting through SA on return to NSW, their PCR tests undertaken on 12 December returned a positive COVID-19 result. Exposure sites have been identified in WA, with the truck drivers checking in at locations using SafeWA.

Anyone who visited the sites listed below at the specified times and dates must get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result, unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health.

Day

Date

Time

Location

Address

Thursday

09/12/2021

1030-1130

Norseman BP Truckstop

Cnr Eyre Hwy & Coolgardie Hwy, Norseman 6443

Thursday

09/12/2021

1300-1400

Moran’s IGA Coolgardie

28/30 Bayley Street, Coolgardie 6429

Thursday

09/12/2021

2030-2100

Crust Pizza Cannington

1/6 Nicholson Road, Beckenham 6107

Friday

10/12/2021

1130-1210

Chemist Warehouse Cannington

2/1345 Albany Highway, Cannington 6107

Friday

10/12/2021

1200-1330

BP Truckstop Kewdale

549 Abernethy Road, Kewdale 6105

Friday

10/12/2021

1530-1630

Woolworths Bentley Plaza

1140 Albany Highway, Bentley 6102

Saturday

11/12/2021

0230-0315

Norseman BP Truckstop

Cnr Eyre Hwy & Coolgardie Hwy, Norseman 6443

Note: The exposure sites above are at a point in time and will continue to be updated. Visit the exposure sites (external site) information on the HealthyWA website for the latest information.

Regional testing is available at:

  • Norseman Hospital – 8am to 6pm
  • Southern Cross – 24/7 – phone ahead on 9081 2222
  • Kalgoorlie Health Campus, 8am to 6pm.

Metropolitan testing locations are available on HealthyWA.

A third truck driver in his 20s, who is also fully vaccinated, has also returned a positive COVID-19 result in SA. This truck driver spent time in WA on 9-10 December. The Department of Health is investigating whether he was infectious during his time in WA.

The Department of Health was informed about all three positive results this morning and is working closely with the SA Department of Health.

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