Western Australia Covid update as at 17 September 2021

WA Health is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 overnight. Both are returned travellers from overseas who remain in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total is now 1091. To date, 1077 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring five active COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine including the two cases reported overnight.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 750 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website. To date, there have been 1,722,742 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 202,747 are from regional WA.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Yesterday, 23,521 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA, of which 12,623 were second doses. The total includes 3947 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site)**.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination bookings for Western Australians aged 60 years and above have been brought forward to today (external site). People in this age group can visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site) to register and book an appointment at a State-run COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Western Australian children aged 12 to 15 years are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination (external site). Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site) to register and book appointments for their children in this age group.

Aboriginal Family Day at Kwinana Clinic

On Sunday (19 September) an Aboriginal Family Day will be held at the Kwinana Vaccination Clinic in Kwinana Supa Centre on Meares Road. All Aboriginal people aged 12 years and above will be able to walk in and get a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination without a booking from 9am to 3.30pm.

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Pilbara communities (external site) open this week:

  • The Tom Price Community Vaccination Clinic will run from 9am to 6pm, 17 to 21 September, at the Tom Price Community Centre, Central Road.
  • The Paraburdoo Community Vaccination Clinic will open 9am to 6pm, 23 September, at Ashburton Hall, Ashburton Avenue.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Midland (external site) is also open 8.30am to 4.30pm seven days at Centrepoint Shopping Centre on Great Eastern Highway. The centre has four-hour free parking, is close to Midland Train Station and has replaced the Redcliffe clinic.

Donations to Afghan evacuees

There are strict COVID safety restrictions at WA hotel quarantine facilities and it is important people do not visit these locations, especially during quarantine periods.

The best way to help is to make a financial donation through the Australian Red Cross Afghanistan Crisis Appeal (external site).

Border controls

New Zealand

In line with all other Australian jurisdictions, travel from New Zealand is now treated as travel from an international location (external site).

Victoria

Victoria is in the high-risk (external site) category. Anyone entering from Victoria, or who has travelled through Victoria, in the past 14 days is subject to the following strict conditions to enter WA:

  • proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours before departure
  • proof-of-receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, where eligible
  • a mandatory requirement to use the G2G Now app on arrival in WA
  • COVID-19 tests on days two and 12.

Other states

Variants

To date, 155 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 86 Delta strain.

Visit WA Health’s HealthyWA website for the latest information on COVID-19.

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