I'm just getting info on this from my daughter. It's 1 case from a quarantine hotel worker, seems there were 4 confirmed cases in the hotel "Of those four cases, we have at least three confirmed variant strains, two UK and one South Africa,"
It is a "real" lockdown
he following restrictions apply for the lockdown period:
People should not leave Perth, Peel or the South West during this period
People can enter Perth, Peel or the South West only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements
Non-residents currently in Perth, Peel and the South West are required to remain until the end of the restriction period however if you must leave for serious reasons you are to then return home immediately, stay home and get tested if symptoms develop
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars to provide takeaway service only
Elective surgery and procedures for categories 2 and 3 will be suspended from Tuesday, 2 February. Category 1 and urgent category 2 surgery will continue
No visitors will be allowed in homes unless caring for a vulnerable person or in an emergency
No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities
No weddings permitted
Funerals are limited to 10 people
Travel remains prohibited within remote Aboriginal communities.
Masks are to be worn at all times when outside of your place of residence, this includes at workplaces and on public transport. For more information about masks, see the Healthy WA website (this is an external website).
Schools will be closed for this week. Term 1, 2021 was due to start from February 1 but that will be postponed by one week.
The following facilities in the Perth, Peel and South West regions will need to close:
Schools, universities, TAFEs and education facilities
Pubs, bars and clubs
Gyms and indoor sporting venues
Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
Cinemas, entertainment venues, and casinos
Beauty therapy services, parlour or salon including hairdressers, barbershop, nail salon, tattoo parlour, spa or massage parlour
Large religious gatherings and places of worship
Libraries and cultural institutions
People will be required to stay at home unless they need to:
work because they can’t work from home or remotely;
shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
exercise within their neighbourhood, but only with one other person and only for one hour per day.