24 January 2022

COVID-19 update 24 January 2022

Anyone in the Perth, Peel and the South West regions experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result. This applies to anyone symptomatic – even if you have not visited a listed exposure site.

Public testing clinics in the South West are listed below:

  • South West Augusta Hospital, (08) 9758 3222, 8 Donovan Street, Augusta
  • Boyup Brook Soldiers Memorial Hospital, (08) 9765 0222 1 Hospital Road, Boyup Brook
  • Bridgetown Hospital, (08) 9782 1222, 28 Peninsula Road, Bridgetown
  • Bunbury Health Campus, 30m left of the main entrance, Bussell Highway (cnr Robertson Drive)
  • Bunbury Hospital, (08) 9722 1000, Cnr Bussell Hwy and Robertson Dr, Bunbury
  • Busselton Hospital, (08) 9753 6000, 203 Mill Road, Busselton
  • Collie Hospital, (08) 9735 1333, Corner Steere and Deakin Street, Collie
  • Donnybrook Hospital, (08) 9780 4333, Bentley Street, Donnybrook
  • Harvey Hospital, (08) 9782 2222, 45 Hayward St, Harvey
  • Margaret River Hospital, (08) 9757 0400, 17 Farrelly Street, Margaret River
  • Nannup Hospital, (08) 9756 3800, Carey Street, Nannup Pemberton
  • Northcliffe Health Service, (08) 9776 4000, Railway Crescent, Pemberton
  • Warren Manjimup Hospital, (08) 9772 5100, 16 Hospital Avenue, Manjimup

The above information can be found at Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Regional and Remote WA (healthywa.wa.gov.au)

Private testing clinics in the South West are listed below:

  • Australian Clinical Labs, Vasse COVID Clinic, Shop 2, 21 Napolean Promenade Vasse, WA 6280, Opening times can be found here
  • Australian Clinical Labs, Bunbury (Dr Garg's Rooms) Collection Centre, 128 Spencer Street, Bunbury WA 6230, Opening times can be found here
  • Clinipath, Bunbury Covid Drive Thru, 13 Shanahan Road, Davenport WA 6230, opening times can be found here
  • Clinipath, Busselton Covid Drive Thru, 31 Fairlawn Road, Busselton WA 6280, opening times can be found here

A full list of testing clinics is available on HealthyWA website.

WA Health has reported 13 new local COVID-19 cases and two travel-related cases to 8pm yesterday.

Of the 13 new local cases, 10 are linked to the Coolbellup cluster, including eight household contacts and two close contacts. One other local case is a household contact from the Safety Bay cluster, and one other case attended Willagee IGA. The 13th case relates to the Greater Bunbury region, and remains under investigation. It is believed this case was infectious in the community and contact tracers are working to identify potential exposure sites.

All cases are now in quarantine and public health will continue to monitor them.

Contact tracers are now working with these cases to determine potential exposure sites and these will be uploaded to the HealthyWA website when confirmed.

Exposure sites

WA Health’s contact tracing team continues to identify a new range of exposure sites linked to new cases and it is likely exposure sites will be updated or added. Please continue to check exposure sites regularly, these are listed on the HealthyWA website.

Testing advice

People are urged to continue to check the exposure sites page of the HealthyWA website for updates, and if they have been to an exposure site to follow the listed health advice.

Anyone in the Perth, Peel and the South West regions experiencing symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

A full list of testing clinics and opening hours is available on HealthyWA website.

Testing figures

4990 Western Australians were swabbed at clinics yesterday.


WA Health is closely monitoring two vessels off the WA coast, both reporting probable COVID cases on board through returned positive Rapid Antigen Tests.

All positive crew members on board these vessels are isolating in their cabins and being monitored safely.


Yesterday, 1,547,934 scans were recorded on the SafeWA app. It is important for everyone to check using SafeWA or the ServiceWA app will help authorities contact those who may be at risk quickly and effectively.

Other information

There are currently 96 confirmed active cases in WA. Of these, 27 are in hotel quarantine, 69 are in self-quarantine. No cases are currently in hospital.

Today’s 15 new cases bring the State’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 1400.

1287 people have recovered from the virus.

Border controls

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

COVID-19 vaccinations

Over the weekend 72,489 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in vaccination clinics in Western Australia.

Demand for vaccinations and third doses is increasing. To spread the demand across clinic operating hours and to avoid excessive wait times, people are encouraged to make a booking via Vaccinate WA.

Vaccinations are also available at GPs and pharmacies.

Anyone who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine four or more months ago can now book their booster dose and ensure they have maximum protection against the disease.

Additional appointments for children aged 5 to 11 have been added at State-run clinics until January 30 and these can be booked online at VaccinateWA.

Children’s vaccinations

So far, 41,496 paediatric doses have been administered in WA.

There are 1000 paediatric vaccine bookings available this week at the dedicated paediatric vaccination clinic at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Increased children's vaccinations will also be available at Kwinana and Ellenbrook vaccination clinics. All other appointments booked at the PCEC clinic will continue as scheduled.

For the latest WA vaccination figures, visit the COVID-19 Coronavirus: Vaccination dashboard (external site)**. For the latest Commonwealth data visit the Vaccination Numbers and Statistics website.

Mandatory vaccination information

mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for most 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, 393 cases of variant strains have been detected in Western Australia – including 179 Omicron strain, 53 Alpha strain, 15 Beta strain, one Gamma strain and 138 Delta strain.

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

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