28 December 2021

COVID-19 update 28 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 local COVID-19 cases overnight, and 3 new cases not linked with the current outbreak and all are in quarantine.

The 3 new cases are all returned travellers – a 13-year-old boy and a 33-year-old woman linked with overseas travel and a 27-year-old returning from interstate.

There are now 23 active confirmed cases in WA.

WA Health has now identified 655 close contacts with 46 yet to be tested and 1109 casual contacts with 243 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 1148, with 1116 people recovered.

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

4,911 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 27 December, 1,384,032 scans were recorded on the Safe WA App. This is an 8 per cent increase from the previous day.

Border controls

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

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 state-run vaccination clinics** administered 6,295 vaccines yesterday.

People are reminded that it is important for everyone who has received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine five or more months ago to get their third dose 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.

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 (external site) 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.

** Additional data on vaccination breakdown (including those administered by Australian Government providers or other providers (including GPs) will be reported again on Wednesday, 29 December.

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