28 September 2021

COVID-19 update 28 September 2021

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

The State’s total remains at 1096. To date, 1080 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

WA Health is monitoring seven active COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine.

The 18 close and casual contacts of a positive case on Friday, a returned traveller in her 20s, have now been tested. As of 9am today, all close and casual contacts have returned a negative COVID-19 test result. The close contacts will remain in quarantine as directed.

Contact tracers have identified 56 close and casual contacts linked to a New South Wales truck driver, who returned a positive PCR result for COVID-19 last week. As of 6pm yesterday, all had tested negative to COVID-19.

All contacts will remain in quarantine as directed.

The list of exposure sites are available on the HealthyWA and wa.gov.au websites.

People are urged to check the list of exposure sites and get tested immediately if they have been to any of the sites at the times indicated.

Testing clinics

Yesterday, 732 people were swabbed at State-run clinics. To date, there have been 1,759,607 COVID-19 tests performed in WA. Of those, 205,844 are from regional WA.

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

COVID-19 vaccinations

Since figures were lasted reported on Friday, 59,595COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA – 28,895of these were second doses. The total includes6076 historic COVID-19 vaccine doses*. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout**.

There is a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the 2021 Perth Royal Show (external site) and numerous spots are available this week. No bookings are required.

Western Australian children aged 12 to 15 years are now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination (external site). Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit rollup.wa.gov.au (external site) to register and book appointments for their children in this age group.

Walk-in community clinics are available for young people aged 16 years and over (year 11 and 12) and school staff (external site). Bookings are not required but it is recommended registrations are made through a VaccinateWA (external site) account to make it easier to check in. Proof of age is also required.

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (external site) is available at selected WA pharmacies. To find a pharmacy offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, visit Vaccine Clinic Finder (external site) or findapharmacy (external site).

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site)**.

Border controls

New directions make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for freight, transport and logistics workers who enter Western Australia from high or extreme risk jurisdictions, based on the latest public health advice.

TheTransport, Freight and Logistics Directions include, but are not limited to, freight truck drivers, pilot/support vehicle drivers, removalists, rail drivers and rail support crew.

New directions make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory (external site) for WA’s port workers who board or work with exposed vessels. A pop-up vaccination clinic will be available at Fremantle Port on 30 September to make it easier for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Victorian update

Based on the latest health advice, Victoria will be elevated to the extreme risk (external site) category from 12.01am tomorrow (29 September). This means travel from Victoria to Western Australia will not be permitted.

Under this category, exemptions for approved travellers has been further restricted to Commonwealth and State officials, Members of Parliament, diplomats and specialist or extraordinary circumstances determined by the State Emergency Coordinator or the Chief Health Officer.

These approved travellers are subject to the following conditions, unless otherwise advised, and are required to:

  • undertake mandatory hotel quarantine at a State quarantine facility for 14 days at their expense
  • get tested for COVID-19 on days one, five and 13
  • have returned a negative COVID-19 PCR test in the past 72 hours
  • receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible.  

Other states

New Zealand

In line with all other Australian jurisdictions, travel from New Zealand is treated as travel from an international location (external site).


To date, 160 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 91 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.