Returning Australians and permanent residents who have not been vaccinated are no longer required to quarantine for seven days, and the weekly quota of 70 people is no longer in effect.
WA’s mandatory vaccination policy for healthcare professionals in hospitals, primary care, residential aged care, and residential disability settings will be decreased starting June 10.
The deadline of June 10 allows the public and private sectors to make necessary modifications, and 500 public sector employees are expected to return to work.
On June 15, access to remote Aboriginal villages will be eased, but mask-wearing, vaccination evidence, and visitation restrictions will remain in place.
COVID-positive individuals must continue to quarantine and be tested, and close contacts should wear a mask and test for antigens on a daily basis.
Premier Mark McGowan noted that WA’s high vaccination record, with 82 percent of eligible persons receiving three vaccinations, allowed restrictions to be lifted.
He went on to say that WA’s COVID-19 immunization rates are among the best in the world.
“They were critical in ensuring our gentle landing, reducing serious illnesses and hospitalizations, keeping people out of ICU, and limiting COVID-19 deaths,” says the team.
“With flu season approaching, it’s critical that individuals take precautions, follow health advice, wear masks as needed, and obtain the COVID-19 and flu vaccines.” They should also wash and sanitize their hands on a frequent basis.
As winter comes and more people travel, we must remain vigilant.