Update on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza (Human Swine Flu) 24 August 2009
As at 24 August 2009, Australia remains in the 'Protect' phase for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza. The 'Protect' phase recognises that the pandemic virus is now circulating widely in Australia and the rest of the world. Hence, border screening measures have been discontinued, schools are no longer closed or partially closed if students are found to have human swine flu, and household contacts of confirmed cases are not required to be home-quarantined.
Click here for an updated Workplace FAQs - which includes information relating to vaccines which are expected to be available for priority groups in September or October.
Key websites for updated information:
For the latest information on the situation in Western Australia please monitor the Department of Health's swine flu pages at http://www.health.wa.gov.au/swine_flu/home.
For the latest national information, monitor the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing website at http://www.healthemergency.gov.au/internet/healthemergency/publishing.nsf.
For the latest international information, monitor the World Health Organisation website at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html.
Australian Government travel advice is available from http://www.smarttraveller.gov.au.