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What you can and can’t do, businesses to close, school information, and a full list of potential exposure sites


All Perth, Peel and Southwest regions will enter a rapid lockdown starting at 6 p.m. local time tonight after a hotel security guard tested positive for COVID-19.

Here are all the details on what the residents of those regions can and cannot do.

When you can leave your house

From now on, you will only be able to leave home for four main reasons:

  • Buy essential items like food, medicine, and necessary supplies
  • Medical or health needs, including compassionate requirements.
  • caring for the vulnerable
  • Exercise within the neighborhood, but only with one other person and only for an hour a day
The security guard who tested positive was working at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Perth.
The security guard who tested positive was working at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Perth. (Google Maps)

The masks will be mandatory

Prime Minister McGowan said the masks will be mandatory for those leaving their homes in Western Australia while working indoors and on public transport.

The prime minister said he was encouraging anyone in other parts of Washington not to travel.

What places will be closed?

Prime Minister McGowan said certain deals will be closed in the affected regions, including:

  • Pubs, bars and discos. Indoor gymnasiums and sports facilities;
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities;
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues and casinos;
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship;
  • Libraries and cultural institutions. Restaurants and cafes will close and can only offer takeout service.

Weddings will be canceled for the next five days, while 10 people can attend funerals.

Cafes in affected areas will move to takeout only. (Getty)

Extended school holidays and some canceled surgeries

Students from the regions will have an extra week of vacation, the prime minister said.

“For most schools, school was supposed to start tomorrow. That has now been suspended and schools will remain closed until next week, following the closure measures. In effect, it is an extension of school holidays.

“Elective surgery and procedures for categories two and three will be suspended as of Tuesday, February 2, and category one and urgent category two surgery will continue,” he added.

Perth's CBD will be deserted again after Prime Minister Mark McGowan announced a five-day lockdown.
Perth’s CBD will be deserted again after Prime Minister Mark McGowan announced a five-day lockdown. (Sharon Smith)

Sites of potential exposure to WA

– Coles Maylands Supermarket on January 25 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
– KFC Maylands on January 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
– Mitsubishi Motors car dealership in Midland on January 27 from 7:00 p.m. to close
– Spudshed, Coventry Village in Morley on January 27 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
– ECU Joondalup on January 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Consulate General of India at St Georges Terrace in Perth on January 28 from 12:00 to 17:00
– Halal Grocery Store in Cloverdale on January 28 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
– Venus Ladies and Gentleman Hair Design Maylands hairdressers on January 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
– Perth Convention Center on January 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– Nedlands Family Practice GP surgery on January 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– Chemist Warehouse North Perth Pharmacy on January 29 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
– 7-Eleven Ascot gas station on January 29 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
– Coles Maylands Supermarket on January 29 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
– Puma Service Station in Burswood on January 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
– Coles Express / Shell Service Station in Cloverdale on January 30 from 12.00 to 15.00
– Pharmacy 777 in Maylands Park Shopping Center January 30 from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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