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08.04.2020 12:52 Age: 57 days

COVID-19 testing criteria further expanded in Western Australia


  • Coronavirus testing for anyone in Western Australia showing signs of a fever OR acute respiratory infection
  • Expansion of criteria to assist in tracking individual cases and community transmission
  • Metropolitan COVID clinics to adjust hours over Easter long weekend

The testing criteria for COVID-19 will be expanded significantly at all COVID-19 clinics and testing sites across Western Australia.

From tomorrow (Thursday, April 9), the testing criteria will be amended to include anyone:

  • presenting with a fever (≥38°C)
  • a history of a fever in the last few days OR 
  • an acute respiratory infection e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat will be tested. 

There are now nine COVID clinics open across Western Australia, with the Broome clinic opening its doors today.

People in regional areas can also get tested at a public hospital, health service or remote health clinic.

Over the four-day Easter long weekend, all metropolitan COVID clinics will adjust their hours. They will open from 10am to 4pm.

The Bunbury Health Campus COVID clinic will maintain regular hours (10am-4pm), as will the Broome Hospital COVID clinic (8.30am-4pm) which opens today.

To date 19,615 people in Western Australia have tested negative for COVID-19.

Members of the public can phone the COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or the 13COVID (132 68 43) number for advice and find more information by visiting http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au.


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