Bus drivers to hotel quarantine facilities to undertake COVID-19 testing

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Effective immediately, based on health advice, transport workers (bus drivers) who support WA’s State-run quarantine hotel regime will be included in the rolling, weekly mandatory COVID-19 testing program for workers in higher risk environments.
Two suitcases are lined up next to each other at an airport in front of an aeroplane.

The rollout of testing will commence in the next seven days whereby it will be mandatory for these workers to be COVID-19 tested every seven days.

This is an extension to the rolling program announced on November 20 for hotel quarantine staff assisting the frontline response to COVID-19.

There are strict PPE protocols in place to protect them from their passengers and this added testing requirement bolsters preventative measures for these workers.

Workers are provided regular refresher training in the correct application and removal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and infection prevention and control practices by trained public health nurses. This new measure is an additional layer of reassurance to ensure these systems are working.

Page reviewed 7 January 2021