07 December 2021

COVID-19 update 07 December 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1122. To date, 1112 people have recovered from the virus in WA. WA is monitoring one active case in hotel quarantine.

Border controls

South Australia update

Based on the latest health advice, South Australia transitioned from 'low risk' to ‘medium risk’ border controls under Western Australia's controlled border from 12.01am WST Friday, December 3.

Travel from South Australia will no longer be permitted, unless you are an approved traveller.

Approved travellers arriving in WA after 12.01am Friday, December 3 must:

  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the 72 hours prior to departure
  • provide proof of double dose vaccination, if eligible
  • self-quarantine in a suitable premise for 14 days
  • present for an initial COVID-19 test within 48 hours
  • present for a COVID-19 test if any symptoms develop during quarantine, and
  • present for a COVID-19 test on day 12 after arrival in WA (if still in WA).

Unless advised otherwise by WA Health, anyone who arrived in WA from SA before 1.15pm on Saturday, November 27 and who visited a close or casual contact exposure site listed on the SA Exposure Locations website 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 entered WA from SA between 23 and 27 November should keep checking the SA Exposure Locations website and get tested if they develop symptoms, particularly if they visited a listed “low risk casual contact” exposure site. 

Northern Territory

NT remains under the 'low risk' category. Travel is permitted from the NT into WA, subject to the following strict conditions:

  • Be double dose vaccinated for 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 before 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.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 375 people were swabbed at State-run clinics.* A list of all testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.

COVID-19 vaccinations*

The 'Summer Vax Drive' campaign - a three-week targeted initiative to help Western Australia reach its 90 per cent vaccination rate - has been ramped up to provide more opportunities for people to get vaccinated. Visit Roll up for WA for locations and time

Since vaccination numbers were reported yesterday, 15,334 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 9539 of these were second doses. The total includes 3386 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)**.

mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA is being introduced in a phased approach. For more information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/

Answers to mandatory vaccination frequently asked questions (FAQs) are also available online.

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

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* Historic vaccine doses are vaccinations that were administered up to 10 days before the current date but were recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register since the last report.

** WA vaccination data for the WA COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). AIR is a national register maintained by the Australian Government that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia. WA data includes all COVID-19 vaccinations in WA, whether administered by WA Health, Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs). WA previously reported only WA Health data. Note that the dashboard does not update until after 2pm Monday to Friday. A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.