AWSG North-west Australia Wader and Tern Expedition 2022
The Australasian Wader Studies Group has scheduled a three week field trip to the north-west of Western Australia from 14th February to 6 March 2022 and applications are now open. Send your applications to Roz and Tegan.
Although many eastern states of Australia are experiencing a surge in Covid 19 cases by the end of the year interstate travel providing you have completed the two dose vaccination protocol seems possible without two weeks quarantine (current cost. max $2520pp AUD).
Unfortunately it seems unlikely participants will be able to come from overseas apart from New Zealand which may have a “travel bubble”. with some or all Australian states.
As AWSG will be visiting remote areas in Western Australia with vulnerable populations who experience a high level of underlying health concerns and many expeditioners have traditionally been over the age of 50 we request that you do not apply to come on the expedition unless you can provide a Covid vaccination certificate or certificate stating why you cannot be vaccinated.
You can go online to Services Australia to get either:
- an immunisation history statement
- COVID-19 digital certificate.
Your immunisation history statement shows all the immunisations you’ve had that are on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). The COVID-19 digital certificate only shows your COVID-19 vaccinations. You’ll be able to get your digital certificate after you’ve had all required doses of a vaccine as approved for use in Australia.
Be aware that access to WA can change rapidly and retrospectively, so you will need to assess the risk to being denied access from the state in which you live. It is likely you will need to show proof of vaccination.
Rob Bush, Roz Jessop, Tegan Douglas, Prue Wright.
AWSG Expedition leaders.