Transport, freight and logistics drivers

Guidance
Information for transport, freight and logistics drivers entering WA by road from interstate.

Last updated: 18 March 2021 at 2.29pm

Entering WA

All interstate arrivals, including transport, freight and logistics drivers, need to complete a G2G PASS declaration to enter WA and undergo a health screening upon arrival.

In addition to this, some transport, freight and logistics drivers need to present to a COVID clinic for testing within 48 hours of arriving in WA.

You need to present to a COVID clinic for testing within 48 hours of arriving in WA if, in the previous 14 days, you have been:

  • in a low or medium-risk jurisdiction
  • in New Zealand and another Australian state or territory
  • in direct contact with a person who has been in a restricted location (low or medium-risk jurisdiction) or place outside Australia in the previous 14 days.

You will not need to comply with the 48-hour requirement if you:

  • can show evidence you have been tested for COVID-19 within the last 5 days, prior to entering WA
  • leave WA
  • are directed to a quarantine centre or hospital
  • are required to quarantine or isolate.

A list of COVID clinics is available on the HealthyWA website.   

While you are here

If you needed to present to a COVID clinic for testing within 48 hours of arriving in WA, you also need to comply with the seven-day presentation protocol for 14 days.

This means you need to present to a COVID clinic for testing on the 7th day after you were last tested, and again 7 days later if you’re still in WA.

For example, if you were tested for COVID-19 on 1 April and entered WA on 4 April, you need to be tested again on 8 April if you are staying in WA. If you have not left WA by 15 April, you need to present for testing again.

You do not need to comply with this requirement if you are directed to quarantine or isolate.

You are permitted to continue driving and delivering freight while you are awaiting test results. However, you must adhere to:

  • physical distancing when interacting with others and;
  • keeping a record of people you have had direct contact with (name, contact number, and the date, time and location of your direct contact).

You are also permitted to undertake essential daily business while waiting for your test results, such as visiting eateries, shopping centres and supermarkets. You must, however:

  • take all reasonable steps to avoid coming within 1.5 metres of another person
  • practise good hygiene
  • wear a face mask if available and appropriate when in public or in the same room with one or more other persons
  • when taking a break that involves sleep at a premises (e.g. accommodation), remain inside those premises until you recommence driving.

Unless you are travelling with another transport, freight or logistics worker, you must not allow anyone else access to your vehicle.

If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result or are advised you are a close contact of a positive case while in WA, you must:

  • immediately telephone 13 COVID (13 268 43) and tell the operator you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • otherwise isolate and follow directions in the same way as anyone else who receives a positive result in Western Australia.

You must carry evidence of each COVID-19 test that is performed and produce that evidence for inspection on request by a relevant officer.

Page reviewed 18 March 2021