Enhanced regular testing for hotel quarantine staff

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From Friday, 20 November, hotel quarantine staff are required to undertake COVID-19 testing.
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Last updated: 24 November, 9.10am 

As part of the new weekly mandatory testing program, security personnel and cleaning staff at all State-run quarantine hotels will be tested every 7 days.

The new testing program better protects hotel quarantine workers and adds to the protection measures already applied at WA’s State-run hotel quarantine system. 

The new direction came into operation at 12.01am on Friday, 20 November.

From 24 November 2020, in addition to security personnel and cleaning staff, police officers working in state-run hotel quarantine centres are also required to undertake weekly COVID-19 testing.

All other staff employed at State-run quarantine hotels already have access to voluntary COVID-19 testing under the DETECT Borders program. Frontline workers can receive asymptomatic testing at COVID-19 clinics at any time, as often as every 7 days.

For more information see the Enhanced regular testing to keep high risk hotel quarantine staff safe media statement.

Page reviewed 24 November 2020