The Panel’s responsibilities include assessing and advising on the capacity, capability and performance of WA's quarantine arrangements.
The Quarantine Advisory Panel (QAP) define WA’s quarantine system as;
“the mechanisms and levers involved in the management of individuals who are positive or suspected positive of COVID-19. This includes arrivals into WA from medium, high or extreme-risk national or international locations and/or WA residents who are impacted by community transmission events.”
Specifically, the role of the Panel is to:
- provide assurance to Government that WA’s quarantine system is fit-for-purpose, agile and responsive to the dynamic and complex challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and promotes a culture of continuous improvement, best practice and transparency
- provide advice and support to the Department of Health, as the Hazard Management Agency for human epidemic under the Emergency Management Act 2005, in leading and managing WA’s COVID-19 quarantine arrangements
- facilitate whole of government coordination and expert clinical and corporate governance input into WA’s quarantine system.