An update about COVID-19

02 July 2021

We are regularly updating the information here - last reviewed Friday, 2 July 2021.

To keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 news, visit the Western Australian Government website: wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

MSWA remains alert but not alarmed as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are following the Government health authorities’ guidelines and are actively promoting preventative measures for staff, volunteers, visitors and our Clients and their families.

We will continue to take actions to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, and our Clients and staff are being communicated to directly.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Coronavirus Covid-19 measures


COVID-19 vaccine

The rollout of the vaccination program is currently underway in Western Australia. According to the Federal and State Government, the most recent health advice indicates that the AstraZeneca vaccinations will only be given to people over the age of 60 and Pfizer for under 60 years of age. However, the situation is rapidly changing. It is important to visit the Department of Health website to remain informed, and discuss your options with your doctor.

The vaccine is being distributed in stages with a priority on certain groups who will receive the vaccine first. To find out whether you are eligible for the vaccine, head to Roll Up for WA.

While not mandatory, MSWA kindly encourages staff and Clients to consider the vaccination.

COVIDSafe app

Contact registers are mandatory at businesses in Western Australia. While most will have a physical list to sign in, the COVIDSafe App speeds up the process of informing people who have been exposed to the virus and limiting further infection in the community. This helps the Department of Health support and protect you, your friends and family.

Annual flu-vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect you against influenza. It is recommended that if you have not yet had your vaccination, speak to your GP or visit your neurologist.

Please note that you should delay getting the influenza vaccine for 14 days before or after receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.