People should not leave Perth and Peel during the 4 day lockdown.
This lockdown follows an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community and confirmation of the highly infectious Delta strain evident in one of the three COVID-cases in Perth.
During the 4-day lockdown, you can only leave your house for essential reasons.
These reasons are:
Work because it’s not possible to work from home or remotely
To purchase or provide essential goods including food, groceries, medicine and necessary supplies (within 5km from home or the most practicable location)
Exercise – which will be permitted for one hour per day, a maximum of 5km radius from home and for a maximum of two adults per household (children under 18 are not counted)
Attend medical or healthcare needs including a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Restrictions have also been further tightened. From today, the following restrictions apply:
Masks remain mandatory outside your home. Some exemptions apply.
If you have been in Perth and Peel and return to another region you will need to wear a mask
Visitors to the home are only permitted for essential services, caregiving, compassionate reasons, critical maintenance or in an emergency
Weddings restricted to 5 people for compassionate reasons
A maximum of 10 people are permitted at funerals
Public events and community sport are not permitted
No visitors to residential aged care and/or disability facilities, except for exceptional circumstances such as essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy;
No visitors to hospitals except for compassionate reasons, end of life, accompanying a child, supporting a partner giving birth.
Category 2 and 3 elective surgeries will be postponed until July 9. People will be contacted to reschedule – do not contact hospitals directly
An intrastate border will now be in place for affected regions – and there will be no access permitted to remote Aboriginal communities
Hospitality venues will be open for takeaway only
Schools, boarding schools, childcare centres in the Perth and Peel regions will remain open except for the three schools that have been directly impacted as they are a listed exposure site. Mask wearing rules apply.
The following businesses, venues and locations will be required to close in Perth and Peel:
Universities, TAFEs and training colleges
Beauty salons, hairdressers and barbers
Public venues such as swimming pools, recreational centres and fitness venues including gyms
Casinos and nightclubs
Places of worship
Retail is permitted but only for essential health services and essential goods such as supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware, petrol and others.
The community is reminded to continue to adhere to COVID-safe public hygiene guidelines and check-in using SafeWA or available contact registers when outside of the home for permitted reasons.