The third regional COVID clinic in Western Australia will open at Kununurra District Hospital to further protect Kimberley communities from COVID-19.
The clinic will be open from 8am-4.30pm, seven days a week under the guidance of clinicians and support staff following strict infection prevention controls.
It adds yet another extra layer of safety for Western Australians.
The clinic, located within an existing building at the Kununurra District Hospital, has been established to help with the regular testing of transport, freight and logistics personnel entering WA and exempt travellers directed to undertake testing.
The clinic will also support the DETECT Borders program that sees asymptomatic testing available to employees and contractors involved in any function at the Kununurra border crossing.
The new clinic is the third in regional WA, with COVID-19 clinics already operating at Broome and Bunbury.
Testing is also available at regional public hospitals and health services, and some private pathology centres.
Western Australians are reminded that they must get tested for COVID-19 if they have:
- a fever of 37.5°C or above
- recent history of a fever
- acute respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat
- acute loss of smell or taste.
Source: WA Government