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  • Nitrous Oxide gas canisters (Nangs) in WA

    Nitrous oxide (N2O) is used as a medicine for the purposes of anaesthesia, sedation or pain management. In domestic and commercial catering settings, it is used as a propellant for whipped cream, to infuse flavours into alcoholic drinks, and to create mousses and foams.

  • Woman testing herself with rapid antigen test

    Doctor's referral needed for PCR testing by a private clinic

    A reminder that starting tomorrow, Saturday 1 October 2022, a referral from a GP or other medical practitioner will be needed for PCR testing for COVID-19 by private pathology providers.

  • Three women wearing facemasks standing on train platform

    Be COVID-prepared when you travel

    With people planning to see family and friends over the spring school holidays, it is important to be prepared and follow current COVID-19 public health and social measures.

  • Two people in waiting room wearing surgical masks

    Public holiday COVID testing clinic opening hours

    Public COVID testing clinics in the metropolitan Perth area will close early on Thursday, 22 September and Monday, 26 September for the National Day of Mourning and Queens Birthday public holidays.

  • Female nurse in PPE gear

    Mask-wearing rules to ease on public and passenger transport

    Face masks are no longer mandatory on public and passenger transport in Western Australia, including trains, buses, rideshare services, taxis and domestic and international flights.

  • Elderly woman on phone

    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 officer tests person in COVID drive through testing clinic

    COVID testing transitions

    COVID-19 testing clinics have been vital in disease detection to control spread of the virus and keep the community safe. This has required a phenomenal effort from COVID clinic staff.

  • Child receiving vaccination

    Young children most at risk are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

    Young children aged 6 months to 4 years with severe immunocompromise, disability, or who have complex and/or multiple health conditions, are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Woman in hospital pharmacy

    Eligibility for antiviral treatments for COVID-19

    WA Health advises that people who test positive for COVID-19 may be eligible for antiviral medications.

  • Young girl in park blowing her nose

    COVID-19 reinfection

    There is a small risk of reinfection with COVID-19 within 4 weeks of having COVID-19 but it is unlikely, unless you are immunocompromised.