On 4 November the State of Emergency in Western Australia ended. With this came the expiry of all remaining COVID-19 Directions including:
- Proof of vaccination
- Mandatory vaccination
- Face mask use in high-risk settings
Please read this update from WA Health for further information.
Strong public health social measures are encouraged to keep those most at risk of severe illness safe, including:
- Stay home if unwell and get tested if COVID-like symptoms develop
- Register positive RAT results at HealthyWA
- Stay up to date with vaccinations
- Wear a mask if social distancing isn’t possible
- Wash or sanitise hands regularly.
Revocation of mandatory mask-wearing and vaccination directions
As stated above, all public health directions have been revoked. The WA Government has provided updated guidelines to assist healthcare facilities. You can find The Guidelines here.
Private healthcare facilities, including primary care and allied health services, should determine their own infection protection control (IPC) policies to manage the transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. The Guidelines may be used by the private sector when developing their IPC guidelines.
If you are an employee, please check with your employer to discuss your workplace policies moving into this next phase.
Workplace health and safety
As we have discussed previously, the revocation of public health directions puts the responsibilities of maintaining a safe workplace back to the employers and individuals. If you need assistance in developing your own workplace guidelines, please reach out to AAPi’s HR partner WorkPlacePLUS.