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One organisation has advice for pharmacists, as WA sets up a pop-up COVID clinic near a pharmacy on the watch list

WA’s Department of Health made a statement on Monday in which it said no additional cases of COVID-19 had been detected over the past 24 hours.

A confirmed case was announced over the weekend, in a security worker who had worked at a quarantine hotel.

WA Health had issued a list of locations visited by the man while he was believed to be infectious, including a Chemist Warehouse at North Perth and a Maylands Pharmacy 777.

The State Government announced on Monday that it would set up a pop-up COVID testing clinic in Maylands, only a couple of blocks away from the Pharmacy 777.

WA Health is urging people to consider testing venues other than the seven COVID clinics at public hospitals in the Perth metropolitan area.

Dr Fei Sim, state branch president of the Pharmaceutical Society, advised pharmacists to direct anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been to a COVID-19 hot spot, to a testing centre.

“PSA reminds all pharmacists of their obligation to wear a mask at work at all times as per the WA Government requirement,” she said.

She noted that people do not need to stockpile masks, but instead keep only as many as they need to get through the lockdown period.

Metropolitan Perth, Peel and the South West are subject to lockdown regulations at this time.

She advised pharmacists to “Observe and adhere to medicine supply limits”.

“Provide SafeWA QR scanning at community pharmacies by 6am 2 February 2021,” she said.

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