Union Update 2021 #2
Tuesday 02 Feb 2021
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.
- 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.