Western Australia Covid update as at 21 September 2021

WA Health is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The State’s total is now 1094. To date, 1080 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring five active COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 715 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website. To date, there have been 1,737,312 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 204,023 are from regional WA.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Yesterday, 22,181 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA, of which 10,535 were second doses. The total includes 4835 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

Tomorrow at the Claremont Community Clinic, there are still around 400 available appointments. Book your spot at the Claremont Showgrounds by visiting rollup.wa.gov.au (external site).

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.

Walk-in community clinics are available for young people aged 16 years and over (year 11 and 12) and school staff (external site). Bookings are not required but it is recommended registrations are made through a VaccinateWA (external site) account to make it easier to check in. Proof of age is also required.

There will be a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the 2021 Perth Royal Show (external link) which opens on Saturday.

A Roll up for WA information and booking stand will be set up outside Optus Stadium for the grand final, also on Saturday, and the latest vaccination television commercial will be played on the big screens.

There will be a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Paraburdoo Community Vaccination Clinic from 9am to 6pm, 23 September, at Ashburton Hall, Ashburton Avenue.

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Midland (external site) is 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.

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

Australian states

  • New South Wales is in the extreme risk (external site) category. This means travel from NSW to WA is not permitted, except under strict conditions.
  • 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 strict conditions.
  • The Australian Capital Territory is in the medium risk (external site) category. Approved travellers aged 12 years and older must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours before departure.
  • Queensland is in the low risk category (external site).
  • South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory are considered very low risk (external site).
  • Variants

    To date, 157 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 88 Delta strain.

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

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