29 December 2021

COVID-19 update 29 December 2021

Exposure sites will continue to be updated on the HealthyWA website. People are encouraged to check this site regularly.

WA Health has reported no new cases to the end of the last reporting period (8pm last night) but has recorded two new local COVID-19 cases since then.

This first is a known close contact who has been in quarantine and was not considered to have been infectious while in the community.

The second’s test result has just come in this morning. Contact tracers will now interview this person to determine, in detail, from where they may have been infected and their movements while infectious. More information on this case will be released as it comes to hand.

WA Health has now identified 704 close contacts with 54 yet to be tested and 1260 casual contacts with 214 yet to be tested*.

WA Health’s contact tracing team is working to identify and follow up contacts and confirm exposure sites. See below information for exposure sites.

The State’s total stands at 1150 (including the two new local cases, which will be included in tomorrow's national case numbers), with 1116 people recovered. There are now 25 active confirmed cases in WA (including the two new local cases).

Exposure sites

Exposure sites are listed on the HealthyWA website. It’s likely more sites will be added and people are encouraged to keep checking the site regularly.

If you have been to an exposure site on the dates and times listed, or you are contacted directly by WA Health, you are urged to:

  • immediately isolate from others in your home
  • get tested at a COVID-19 clinic, wear a mask and travel directly there
  • continue to isolate until a negative result is returned, unless instructed otherwise by WA Health
  • clinic locations are on the Healthy WA website.

Testing clinics

4,352 Western Australians were swabbed at clinics yesterday.

WA Health is expanding testing capacity, including operating hours of clinics over the Christmas period. There are many clinics available – people are encouraged to check the HealthyWA website to find clinic locations and opening hours.

Private clinics are also available. Testing is available free of charge at private testing clinics for people who have been advised by WA Health to get tested.

With the hot weather, people are encouraged to plan ahead and bring a hat or umbrella, sunscreen and water, and to arrive 15 minutes before closing if possible.

Safe WA

On 28 December, 1,527,274 scans were recorded on the Safe WA App. This is a 10 per cent increase from the previous day.

Border controls

Information about Western Australia’s controlled border arrangements, conditions of entry and quarantine is available online.

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 state-run vaccination clinics administered 6,514 vaccines yesterday.

Since vaccination numbers were last reported on 24 December 2021, a cumulative total of 47,742 COVID-19 vaccine doses were recorded in WA, 19,900 of these were second doses. These figures represent COVID-19 vaccinations at State-run clinics and doses given as part of the Commonwealth rollout.

People are reminded that it is important for everyone who has received their second dose of the COVID-19 five** or more months ago to get their booster vaccination now without delay to ensure they have maximum protection again COVID-19. Do not wait until it is too late - act now and get vaccinated. Note: from

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

Mandatory vaccination information

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, 196 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 9 Omicron strain, 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 118 Delta strain.

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

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*The number of close and casual contacts is not static and may change as further information becomes available. Close contacts are added when identified and intensive investigations to locate them are undertaken.

** From 4 January 2022, booster vaccinations will be available four months after a person has received their second dose.

*** A vaccine dashboard data interpretation guide (external site) is also available to help you.