Western Australia COVID-19 updates
This page contains the latest updates and information for pharmacists in Western Australia.
For nationally relevant information visit PSA’s dedicated COVID-19 web page.
Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia
COVID-19 coronavirus: WA Roadmap
3-Step Framework for a COVIDSafe Australia
- Clinician Alert #23
- egulatory advice for community pharmacists during COVID-19 ~ (23 Apr 2020)
- Testing Criteria for SARS-CoV-2 in Western Australia ~ (17 Apr 2020)
- Changes to rules for prescriptions during COVID-19 ~ (9 Apr 2020)
- Use of digital images for supply of medicines during COVID-19 ~ (9 Apr 2020)
- Advice for patients about obtaining ongoing supplies of medicines without a current prescription during COVID-19 ~ (1 Apr 2020)
- Advice for pharmacists supplying medicines to patients during COVID-19 ~ (1 Apr 2020)
- Guidance for community pharmacies ~ (1 Apr 2020)
- Public health emergency order – Pharmacist Supply on a Digital Image
- Clinician Alert #21
- Clinician Alert #21
- Clinician Alert #20
- Clinician Alert #19
- WA Health ease prescription difficulties during COVID-19 ~ (26 Mar 2020)
- Pharmacy update – WAPHA/PHN ~ (25 Mar 2020)
- Clinician Alert #15
|Metro||08 9222 8588 / 1300 MCDCWA (1300 623 292)|
|Goldfields||08 9080 8200|
|Great Southern||08 9842 7500|
|Kimberley||08 9194 1630|
|Midwest||08 9956 1985|
|Pilbara||08 9174 1660|
|South West||08 9781 2350|
|Wheatbelt||08 9690 1720|
|After hours/on call||08 9328 0553|
As of Thursday 2nd April, the testing criteria for COVID-19 will be expanded significantly at all COVID clinics.
General Public Testing
Any person presenting to a COVID clinic with BOTH a documented fever (≥38°C) AND an acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat) will be tested.
High-Risk Staff Testing
Anyone working within a high-risk setting that presents to a COVID clinic with EITHER a fever (≥38°C) OR an acute respiratory infection will be tested. This includes healthcare workers (including aged care and disability workers) and WA Police Officers.
Testing will also be arranged for anyone from the following high risk settings where two or more people are experiencing EITHER a fever (≥38°C) OR an acute respiratory infection:
- Aged and residential care
- Rural and remote Aboriginal communities
- Detention centres
- Correctional facilities
- Boarding schools
- Military barracks or equivalent
- Geographically localised areas with increased risk of community transmission
- Cruise ship passengers or returned travellers (international and domestic).
Patients who are tested should remain isolated at home, until they receive their test results and further medical advice.
Who should avoid?
Do not attend unless you have symptoms AND meet the above criteria, including documented evidence.
People presenting at COVID clinics may be infectious.
People who don’t have symptoms and evidence will be turned away and asked to self-monitor for symptoms.
When and where
8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily
- Armadale Health Service – Ground Floor, 3056 Albany Highway Mount Nasura
- Fiona Stanley Hospital – Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of hospital, Murdoch
- Joondalup Hospital – Car Park P4, Regents Park Road
- Rockingham General Hospital – Elanora Drive Cooloongup
- Royal Perth Hospital – Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth
- St John of God Midland Hospital – Yelverton Drive Midland
- Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands
10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily
- Bunbury Health Campus – 30m left of the main entrance,
More information – Healthy WA COVID Clinics page