WA (And The Rest Of The Country), Scraps Mandatory Isolation For COVID-19
Following a meeting with National Cabinet late last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has revealed that all state and territory COVID-19 isolation mandates are over.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has also released a statement on the issue, stating from October 15 that the mandatory five day isolation period for people with COVID-19 has finished.
“Western Australia, thanks for your efforts in keeping WA safe,” said the Premier via Facebook. “From tomorrow, mandatory isolation will cease in Western Australia, in line with all other states and territories.”
Premier McGowan added that it was important the State transitioned out of mandatory isolation to protect vulnerable members of the community from COVID-19, meaning hospital workers and visitors will continue to be required to stay away from public hospitals for a week if they test positive or are a close contact.
“These requirements will be part of WA health policies for hospitals and will help to protect especially vulnerable people, such as oncology patients and the immunocompromised, from COVID-19,” he said.
He also expects private hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities to adopt similar safeguards.
The Premier also strongly encouraged the community at large to take care and get back to basic when it comes to looking after our health, stating: “Stay up to date with your COVID vaccinations, wash or sanitise your hands regularly, stay home if you’re unwell, wear a mask as necessary and ensure you’re clear of symptoms before heading into the community.”
You can get more info via the WA Government Website.
Image Credit: Mark McGowan via Facebook.