Perth four day lockdown from midnight Delta variant Western Australia

Five days lockdown community transmission COVID-19 WA Panic buying started

Following the detection of another local case in Perth’s northern suburbs, Perth and Peel will enter a circuit-breaker lockdown for a minimum of four days from midnight tonight.
Tonight’s new positive case is a man in his 30s – he worked at the Indian Ocean Brewery – and he had a meal at the brewery on the same night as the original case on the evening of Tuesday 22 June.
Once again, it only involved fleeting contact with the original case.
Tonight we also had genomic sequencing confirm that the original case, who had visited Sydney, is now confirmed as carrying the Delta variant, the same variant from the Sydney outbreak.
That is why, based on advice from the Chief Health Officer, effective from midnight tonight, Perth and Peel will enter a full lockdown for four days, at a minimum.
We will continue to review the situation, based on testing numbers and information from our contact tracing team, and provide updates when we can.
We hope this will be a circuit-breaker which will give our testers and contact tracers time to nail down a truer picture of how far this latest outbreak has spread.
We are worried this new variant can linger in the community and can transmit between people very easily.

Perth four day lockdown from midnight Delta variant Western Australia

From midnight tonight, people will need to stay in the Perth and Peel regions and won’t be able to leave, unless you have an exemption.
There will be four reasons to leave your house, these are:

  • work because you can’t work from home or remotely
  • shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies
  • medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable
  • exercise with a maximum of four people limited to one hour per day, and masks must be worn (except for vigorous exercise).
  • Mandatory Face Masks

    Masks are mandatory over the four day lockdown for Perth and Peel residents, and we recommend they be worn immediately.

    If you have left Perth and Peel, you will be required to wear a mask whenever you are in public across Western Australia.
    Over the short three-day lockdown, you must wear a face mask unless you’re in your home, in your car with people you live with or doing vigorous exercise.
    Masks are not necessary for children under 12.

    Perth lockdown – Venues to close

    The following facilities within the Perth and Peel regions will need to close over the course of the lockdown:

  • Pubs, bars and clubs, except for takeaway.
  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues – no community sport is permitted
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, and casinos
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship
  • Libraries and cultural institutions.
  • The following restrictions will apply for the lockdown period:

  • People can enter Perth and Peel only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements, or returning residents.
  • Restaurants, cafes or pubs, to provide takeaway service only
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care or disability facilities, unless there are exceptional circumstances
  • Weddings and Funerals will be permitted – however, they will be limited to a 100 patron capacity, not including staff, and masks must be worn
  • This will be the ONLY exemption for restaurants and other event locations.

    Four day lockdown community transmission COVID-19 Western Australia Panic buying started across the Perth in Western Australia

    COVID Testing Perth Western Australia

    If you are unwell, more than ever you need to stay home and get tested if you’re symptomatic.
    Our testing clinics are open and ready for people to get tested if they are symptomatic.
    Vaccinations will continue over the three-day lockdown period.
    More information on testing clinics is available at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics
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    COVID is incredibly challenging. As we’re experiencing.
    I know this three-day short lockdown is difficult, but I hope we can keep it to three days only, give our contact tracers and health teams the time they need to ensure community spread is limited.
    Unfortunately, Anzac Day dawn services will be cancelled in the Perth and Peel regions.
    I encourage everyone to take part in a driveway dawn service again this year. I will be doing that again.
    We will be monitoring this all very closely here on and continue to assess the situation – as more information comes to light.
    It has been more than a year – Western Australia has experienced community transmission of this virus before. This has been an incredible result.
    However we need to go back to what we know best, we need to stay safe.
    We’ve all done this before and it has kept us safe. It’s crucial we act calmly and sensibly, to keep the community safe.
    I know for many Western Australians this will be disruptive.

    Perth four day lockdown from midnight Delta variant Western Australia

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