From the 14th October 2022, mandatory requirements for isolation, testing and close contacts were removed by the State Government in agreeance with National Cabinet. COVID-19 remains a risk and there are steps you can take to protect yourself and the community.
To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, it is important for us all to take personal responsibility to keep ourselves, our families, our colleagues and the community safe.
1) Stay home if you are unwell or experiencing symptoms
2) Get tested if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms
3) Wear a face mask
4) Avoid unnecessary physical contact and physical greetings such has handshakes and hugs
5) Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, using a flexed elbow or tissue and disposing of tissues appropriately
6) Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, including prior to meal breaks
If you test positive to COVID-19, you are strongly encouraged by the State Government to:
1) Not return to work until your symptoms have resolved. A minimum of 5 days has been advised however it could take up to 10 days
2) Register your positive RAT result (COVID-19 testing (healthywa.wa.gov.au)
3) Advise your household members and close contacts that you have tested positive. You are most infectious two days prior to symptoms starting
4) You should not visit or work in high-risk settings including hospitals, disability, mental health and aged care residential facilities and other healthcare settings
5) If you have had close contact with a positive case of COVID-19, you should not visit or work in high-risk settings including hospitals, disability, mental health and aged care residential facilities and other healthcare settings. If you work in a high-risk setting, please contact your employer for their return to work policies