Union Update 2021 #2

Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

To note: 

Overnight, Western Australia has recorded no further local cases of COVID-19

The expanded SafeWA system will now come into effect from 6am tomorrow (2 Feb)

Coles and Woolworths can now open an hour earlier, from 7am

 SAFE WA CHANGES  

  • On 2 February WA’s mandatory contact register system, SafeWA is expanded.
  • The expansion includes businesses such as retail venues, certain types of commercial transport, takeaway services, certain outdoor functions and gatherings, and visitors at all WA private and public hospitals.
    • Hospitals – includes anyone who is not a patient (inpatient or outpatient) or staff of the hospital. For example, persons visiting patients, or attending meetings/lectures, couriers and contractors.

 TESTING AND CLOSE CONTACTS

  • Overnight, Western Australia has recorded no further local cases of COVID-19. 
  • And no new overseas cases in hotel quarantine.
  • Yesterday, 3,171 tests were conducted at our public COVID clinics. 
  • In total, 13 close contacts have now tested negative.
  • And of those, 11 high risk have been moved into hotel quarantine, as an extra precaution 
  • In total, to date, there have been 66 close contacts identified, all of which have been tested or will be today, and will remain in quarantine.
  • As the contact tracing team does further work, the number of close contacts could also increase.

 COVID CLINICS

  • Anyone who has visited the list of known hotspots should get tested as soon as they can.
  • The full list of the exposure sites can be viewed on the HealthyWA website.
  • All of the COVID clinics across the Perth metropolitan area will remain open until 10pm
  • People can also get tested at private pathology collection centres, including the various drive-through facilities. This is free and does not require a GP referral. 
  • The full list of these is available on the HealthyWA website.

 

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