WA’s COVID-19 pandemic State of Emergency is over

Legislation that has supported WA’s COVID-19 emergency response will end today Friday, 4 November.

This means that WA government’s powers relating to public health measures will end.

The transition back to ‘business as usual’ means that individual healthcare facilities (including residential aged care services) can adopt their own infection control processes to protect against COVID-19, as appropriate.

Public health advice for the community remains important, such as:

  • stay home and get tested if you have COVID-like symptoms
  • register your positive rapid antigen test (RAT) result at HealthyWA
  • stay up to date with vaccinations
  • wear a mask if you can’t physically distance from other people
  • wash or sanitise hands regularly
  • do not visit residential aged care services if you are unwell

Alinea’s aged care service revised visitor entry requirements from Friday 4 November include:

All visitors to:

  • show a negative rapid antigen test (RAT) before entering the building (test kits provided).
  • wash hands with alcohol hand wash (provided)
  • sign in and out on the visitor register at reception
  • wear a mask whilst visiting the service

These restrictions may change if there is an infection outbreak, such as COVID or Influenza, at the service.

Contact the service for visiting times.

Going forward it is about living with COVID.