Union Update 2021 #11 Lifting Restrictions

Friday 12 Feb 2021

WA has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 - no local cases or cases from overseas.

Yesterday a total of 3,194 tests were conducted.

Since Sunday the 31st of January, nearly 95,000 tests have been performed.

The Chief Health Officer has advised that the full 14-day incubation period is on track to run its course, with no indication of any community transmission.

Perth and Peel restrictions

Based on the latest health advice, from midnight on Saturday night, the transitional restrictions will come to an end and we will revert back to where we were on the 30th of January. 

The wearing of masks will NO LONGER be compulsory.

Controlled Interstate Border

The Chief Health Officer provided updated advice on the situation in NSW, and with the last community case of COVID-19 recorded on January 15, NSW is due to reach 28 days of no community transmission today.

As a result, we can safely move NSW from ‘low risk’ to ‘very low risk’ this will occur from 12.01am, on Tuesday, February 16, pending no further outbreaks.

This will mean all other Australian jurisdictions will be classified in the ‘very low risk’ category, except Victoria.

VICTORIA

Given the concerning situation in Victoria, the Chief Health Officer has recommended Victoria be reclassified as ‘medium risk’ for a short period, until the situation is controlled.

This will be a 72 hour hard border with Victoria, pending updated health advice.

Victoria arrivals at Perth Airport today will be tested at the airport before going into their 14 days of self-quarantine.

From 6pm, the full ‘medium risk’ category will come into force until at least 12.01am, Tuesday, February 16, pending updated health advice.

Information will be available on the wa.gov.au website as soon as possible.

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