Latest Perth COVID-19 update as we record a further four new cases over the weekend.

The department of health is now monitoring 12 active cases of COVID-19 in Perth as another four new cases are recorded over the weekend.

Of the four new cases, three are male and one female – all are related to overseas travel and are in hotel quarantine.

These four new cases bring Western Australia’s COVID-19 total to 894, while 873 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

There have been 707,133 COVID-19 tests performed in WA.

Hard border dropped for QLD and NSW

Announced during the week, WA premier Mark McGowan set a date to remove the hard border against Queensland and New South Wales and instead engage a controlled border as of Monday 25th of January 12:01am.

WA border update will see Queensland and NSW restrictions relaxed from Monday, but arrivals will still need to follow strict protocol:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days in a suitable premise;
  • Present for a COVID-19 test on day 11;
  • All Perth Airport arrivals to undergo a health screening and temperature test on arrival;
  • Be prepared to take a COVID-19 test at the airport COVID clinic, if deemed necessary by a health clinician (voluntary asymptomatic testing available for all airport arrivals); and
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  • Land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint, for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass declaration checked before proceeding to self-quarantine premise. 

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