Perth Western Australia Covid19 restrictions after one case confirmed

Perth 3-day lockdown from midnight Mercure Hotel cluster

Western Australia has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community overnight in relation to NSW travel.
As a result, and until public health can confirm if the virus has spread, restrictions will come into effect immediately for the Perth and Peel region for a minimum period of three days.

A positive case of COVID-19 was detected at the Northern Territory Granites gold mine in the Tanami Desert – some 540 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs.
The mine worker, from Victoria, is suspected to have been infected with Delta variant at the Airport Novotel Langley quarantine hotel in Brisbane and was potentially infectious from June 18 to June 25.
At this stage, WA Health can confirm there have been three flights to Perth between June 18 and 25, carrying 252 workers from the mine site. Each of these arrivals has been sent a text message and contact tracers are in the process of phoning and speaking directly to each of them.
Of the 252 people being followed up, 177 who arrived on flights on 22 June and 25 June are considered close contacts. They will need to immediately quarantine for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19

Perth Western Australia Covid19 restrictions after one confirmed case

These restrictions include:

  • Mandatory mask-wearing indoors, on public transport, and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible, primary school-aged children and those who are exempt are not required to wear masks
  • Public events that cannot be restricted to 150 people will be cancelled or played without spectators today – including the Chicken and Beer Festival and AFL West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs match at Optus Stadium. The match will proceed but without spectators.
  • 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings
  • Hospitality, entertainment venues (including casino and nightclubs), retail, beauty/hairdressers, recreation centres (including gyms, pilates, yoga, dance and swimming pools) and places of worship can remain open but must comply with the 2 square metre rule, with a maximum of 150 patrons.
  • Community sport is permitted.
  • Wedding and funerals can also proceed but will be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees.
  • Hospitals will have a maximum of four personal visitors permitted per patient per day – masks will be mandatory for staff and visitors.
  • Anyone who enters a regional area from the Perth-Peel region is required to wear a mask as per requirements in Perth-Peel, and travel should be minimised. Travel to remote Aboriginal Communities will be restricted.
  • Crowd numbers at public events will be capped at 150. Today’s Optus stadium AFL clash between the West Coast and Western Bulldogs will go ahead without crowds.

    Roger Cook Western Australian Health minister said that the government was also closely monitoring the evolving situation in the Northern Territory.

    He said 252 off-swing WA FIFO workers were ordered into isolation yesterday after a positive case at Granites Gold mine in the NT.

    Of those, 182 close contacts of the NT case have all been ordered to isolate for 14 days.

    Roger Cook Western Australian Health minister said 92 of the 182 have been tested. Six negative results have been returned so far.

    Mandatory Face Masks

    Masks are mandatory 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.

    As a result of the case, the Department of Health has identified new potential exposure locations.
    Please check the list of locations and if you have been to one of the locations please follow the relevant instructions.
    Anyone that develops symptoms should isolate and get tested immediately.
    This is important, we need all Western Australians to do the right thing.
    Full details of the locations can be found here: https://www.wa.gov.au/ /covid-19-coronavirus-locations

    All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.
    Everyone is urged to continue checking in using the SafeWA app or contact registers, get tested if you feel unwell and visit wa.gov.au/covid19 for further information.

    Perth Western Australia Covid19 restrictions after one confirmed case

    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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