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Health worker administering PCR test

Patients need a referral for a PCR test at a private clinic

A reminder that starting tomorrow, Saturday, 1 October 2022, patients need a referral for PCR testing for COVID-19 by private pathology providers.
Family looking at phones standing with luggage in sunny indoor space

COVID-planning vital for travellers

With people travelling to see family and friends over the spring school holidays, it is important they be prepared and follow current COVID-19 public health and social measures.
Female nurse in PPE gear

Masks still required in high-risk settings

Recently eased mask wearing rules which came into effect on Friday, 9 September do not apply to hospitals and other high-risk settings.
Woman wearing PPE mask

Reduced isolation period for COVID-19 cases and close contacts

The isolation period for people who test positive for COVID-19 has changed from 7 to 5 complete days.
Health officers wearing PPE at COVID testing clinic

COVID-19 testing clinic hours to reduce

WA’s approach to COVID-19 testing, which has been vital in detecting COVID-19 to keep the community safe, has changed considerably since the early days of the pandemic.