As of 12.01am on Tuesday June 29, the Perth and Peel areas are in a circuit-breaker lockdown that will last until 12.01am on Saturday July 3.
The stay-at-home order comes after a third case of community transmission was confirmed – a man who works at the Indian Ocean Brewery – and confirmation that the original Covid-positive case was the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus.
“We want everyone to follow the advice, do the right thing and when in doubt, use common sense,” said Premier Mark McGowan. “I know today’s developments are deflating. But we can take comfort in the fact we have acted quickly.
“It’s time to prove to the rest of Australia – and the world – what can be achieved when a community comes together.”
Here’s what you can and can’t do this week.
When can I leave my home?
There are five reasons you can leave your home:
- for work or education that can’t be done from home;
- medical or healthcare needs, including emergencies, compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable;
- getting a Covid test or vaccine;
- purchasing essentials such as groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
- outdoor exercise with a maximum of two adults from the same household (children under 18 are not counted), limited to one hour per day within a five-kilometre radius of home.
Can I have a friend over?
No visitors are allowed in homes, unless it’s for essential services, critical maintenance, caregiving and compassionate reasons, or an emergency.
Can I exercise with friends?
Only with one other adult who lives in the same house. And masks must be worn, except during vigorous exercise.
Are restaurants open?
Hospitality venues – including bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes – can open for takeaway only. (Casinos, nightclubs, entertainment venues and public venues are closed.)
When do I need to wear a mask?
People in Perth and Peel must wear masks outside of the home at all times – in both indoor and outdoor settings (except during vigorous exercise) and on public transport. Anyone who has travelled outside the Perth and Peel regions since Sunday still has to wear a face mask in public.
How about weddings and funerals?
Weddings are restricted to five people for compassionate reasons only, and funerals are restricted to 10 people.
Are schools and childcare services open?
Schools, boarding schools and childcare centres in Perth and Peel remain open, except for the three schools listed as exposure sites. Universities, TAFEs and training colleges are closed.
What else is closed?
- Non-essential retail is restricted to click-and-collect or delivery only.
- Beauty, nail and hair services are closed.
- Public venues such as swimming pools, recreation centres, playgrounds and skateparks are closed.
- Fitness venues including private exercise venues, gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios are closed and community sport isn’t permitted.
- Places of worship and cultural institutions are closed.
- Visits to aged/disability care are prohibited except for essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy.
- Visits to hospitals are prohibited except for compassionate reasons (e.g. end of life, accompanying a child, supporting partner giving birth). Priority 2 and 3 elective surgeries are postponed.
- Private outdoor gatherings, events and functions are not permitted.
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