Western Australia Covid update as at 25 November 2021

WA Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 overnight, an overseas traveller who is in hotel quarantine.

The State’s total remains at 1122. To date, 1105 people have recovered from the virus in WA. WA is monitoring eight active cases who are all in hotel quarantine.

Border controls

Information about Western Australia’s controlled border arrangements, conditions of entry and quarantine is available online.

Northern Territory

Based on the latest health advice, the Northern Territory has transitioned from ‘very low risk’ to ‘low risk‘ border controls under Western Australia’s controlled border effective Tuesday, 16 November (4pm WST).

Under the low risk category, travel is permitted from the NT into WA, subject to the following strict conditions:

  • be double dose vaccinated against COVID-19 (if eligible);
  • present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12;
  • self-quarantine for 14 days in suitable premises;
  • complete a G2G Pass declaration prior to arrival, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions they have been in the previous 14 days;
  • land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint, for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass declaration checked before proceeding to their self-quarantine premises.

Unless advised otherwise by WA Health, anyone who arrived in WA from the NT before the change to ‘low risk’ at 4pm on 16 November 2021 and who visited a NT close or casual exposure site or high risk area (external link) at the relevant time is required to:

  • present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12
  • self-quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure.

Anyone else who arrived in WA from the NT before 4pm on 16 November are advised to regularly check the NT exposure sites, which are changing frequently and get tested if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms.

Adelaide

Recent arrivals to WA from SA are encouraged to regularly check the SA Exposure Locations website, which is likely to be regularly updated in coming days. WA Health will be contacting arrivals who may be impacted.

Unless advised otherwise by WA Health, arrivals to WA from SA who have visited a close or casual contact exposure location at the relevant time are required to:

  • present for a COVID-19 test on arrival (within 48 hours) and on day 12
  • self-quarantine for 14 days from date of exposure.

Arrivals who visited a low-risk casual contact exposure location at the relevant time are required to monitor their health and get tested if they develop symptoms of COVID-19.

Tasmania

Anyone who has been to an exposure location listed on the Tasmania website (external site) should quarantine until they have been advised otherwise by Public Health.

Anyone who has recently arrived from Tasmania and has not visited any of the listed venues should present for COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms and keep checking the list of exposure sites.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 306 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.*

A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.

COVID-19 vaccinations

The State Government announced yesterday a ‘Summer Vax’ drive to encourage Western Australians to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Since vaccination numbers were reported yesterday, 17,030 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 9,953 of these were second doses. The total includes 2,928 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)**.

A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces

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