From midnight on Friday April 23, Perth and Peel will go into a three-day lockdown after a man tested positive for Covid-19.
The Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan says a Victorian man was in Perth for five days before he left for Melbourne yesterday, but before doing so passed on Covid-19 to one of his close contacts in Perth.
“We now need to assume he was infectious during this five day period," says McGowan in a press conference.
The lockdown will continue until midnight on Monday. People will be able to only leave their home for work and to shop for essentials, as well as attend to medical needs, for compassionate requirements, or to exercise with a maximum of four people, limited to one hour per day.
Masks will also be mandatory from 6pm tonight.
McGowan says pubs, bars and clubs will need to close, although you will be able to get takeaway. Gyms and indoor sporting venues will also close, as will playgrounds and outdoor recreational facilities.
Cinemas will close, as will casinos. Anzac Day dawn services in Perth and Peel will be cancelled and large religious gatherings and places of worship will be shut. Weddings and funerals will be permitted but capped at 100 people.
The Covid-19 situation is evolving in Western Australia and public health recommendations are subject to change. If you have concerns about visiting businesses or public spaces, or questions about lockdown, self-isolation or coronavirus testing, check out the latest updates from wa.gov.au.