There are no changes to the WA, although CHO consultation is pending as Meguan considers changing the 28-day border control
Prime Minister Mark McQueen says the WA’s chief health officer will consider alternatives to the current criteria for raising borders between states.
The WA government continues to rely on health counseling, which requires states and territories to register 28 days in COVID-19 community cases, before considering raising the border across the border to allow isolated free travel.
In his latest consultation on January 29, Dr. Andrew Robertson said health officials were reviewing policy 14, 21, or 28.
“Most Australian jurisdictions have moved to relax their border and ‘hot spot’ restrictions after 14 days without any social litigation, and the WA is currently considering whether the 14, 21 or 28 day ‘no social litigation’ control policy is optimal to protect public health. When maintaining and promoting a safe movement across borders between states, ”Dr. Robertson advised.
Mr McGowan said the current consultation is in 28 days, but the CHO’s new consultation will be considered.
“The chief health officer is noticing all of this. Apparently we will consider it if he offers alternative advice, but at present it is 28 days, it is very precautionary, very cautious, it works,” Mr McGowan said.