Public health advice issued for Western Australians

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WA Health has identified potential COVID-19 exposure locations after three truck drivers tested positive to COVID-19 after spending time in WA.
A man walking around with a mobile in his hand on the way to get tested after visiting an impacted location for COVID-19

WA Health has updated its list of COVID-19 exposure locations following three truck drivers testing positive to COVID-19 after spending time in WA last week.

The first two drivers were travelling together and are double dose vaccinated. They returned negative rapid antigen tests at the border prior to entry to WA on Thursday 9 December.

When transiting through South Australia on return to New South Wales, their PCR tests undertaken on Sunday 12 December returned a positive COVID-19 result. Exposure sites have been identified in WA, with the truck drivers checking in at locations using the SafeWA app.

A third truck driver, who is also double dose vaccinated, has also returned a positive COVID-19 result in SA. This truck driver spent time in WA between Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December.

At this stage, there is nothing to suggest these incidents are related.

Anyone who has visited the listed exposure locations at the specified times and dates must get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result, unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health.

Western Australian are encouraged to stay vigilant and get tested immediately if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, and use SafeWA and mandatory contact registers to check in to businesses and venues.

Regional testing is available at:

  • Norseman Hospital – 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Southern Cross – 24/7 – phone ahead on 08 9081 2222
  • Kalgoorlie Health Campus, 8:00am to 6:00pm.

A full list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website (external link).

Page reviewed 14 December 2021