19 November 2021

COVID-19 update 19 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 now stands at 1118. To date, 1103 people have recovered from the virus in WA. WA is monitoring six 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.

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 (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.

Unless advised otherwise by WA Health, anyone who arrived in WA after leaving Katherine (since 7 November) or Robinson River (since 11 November) 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 who arrived in WA from the NT before 4pm on 16 November, who did not visit an exposure site, is advised to regularly check the NT exposure sites and get tested if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms.


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, 337 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,919,858 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 220,176 were in regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations*

Since vaccination numbers were reported yesterday, 20,068 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 11,956 of these were second doses. There were 3946 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 in WA is being introduced in a phased approach. For more information on getting your COVID-19 vaccine, visit: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/


To date, 178 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 109 Delta strain.

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.