Western Australia coronavirus update

Western Australia coronavirus update

See the latest about COVID-19 and donating blood in Western Australia.

Should donors from Perth and Peel Region be wearing masks when they come in to donate?

No, face masks are no longer required in donor centres in the Perth and Peel regions in line with the easing of  government restrictions from the 12th July. However, if you wish to continue to wear a face mask when donating you are welcome to do so.

Will masks be provided for donors or should they supply their own?

If you wish to wear a mask when donating please bring your own. It can be a surgical mask or a cloth mask.

Are there any extra donor restrictions with the recent case in the community?

We are keeping a close watching brief on the community transmission risk in Western Australia.

When there has been cases of recent community transmission, we ask that all donors are aware of and regularly check the WA Health Website for current COVID-19 locations and alerts regarding potential exposure sites from the COVID-19 cases before donating.

If you have been at one of these locations, you should follow public health advice. If you have been advised to quarantine for 14 days you are considered a close contact and cannot donate blood for 14 days following exposure and you have been cleared by public health. If you have been to a listed location where you must present for a COVID test and isolate until a negative result, you must follow public health directions including having a COVID-19 test and await the result before donating blood.