With Perth lockdown happening so fast here is everything you need to know about Perth’s 3-day lockdown.
Perth has gone into a snap lockdown for the next three days. It’s all a bit sudden, so here’s a rundown of what’s going on.
Why the lockdown?
A man who caught COVID-19 from a quarantining in a hotel was walking around Perth following his isolation, while possibly infectious.
He returned to Victoria, his home State, on Wednesday April 21. On Friday he returned a positive test.
But before he flew back to Melbourne, he went all around Perth, visiting restaurants, swimming pools, Kings Park and other places.
When does it start and end?
The lockdown is happening just a few hours on from the announcement, so midnight tonight (Friday).
Masks are mandatory from 6pm though, so don’t get caught without one.
The lockdown will go for three days before it is reviewed. That means all ANZAC services have been cancelled.
Where is the lockdown happening?
Perth and the Peel region, which includes Mandurah and Waroona.
Where did the man go? Where are the exposure sites?
The WA Department of Health has released public exposure sites if you have been to one of these locations you must get tested if you were there at the same time.
|Location||Date of concern||Time of concern|
|Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA||17/04/2021 – 21/04/2021|
|QANTAS domestic terminal (T3 – T4)||21/04/2021||11:00am – 1:00pm|
|Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA – Dining Hall||21/04/2021||7:00am – 9:00am|
|Northbridge: City China Garden||20/04/2021||5:00pm – 8:00pm|
|Northbridge: Good Fortune Roast Duck House||19/04/2021||5:00pm – 8:00pm|
|Subiaco: Fortune Acupuncture Chinese Medical Clinic||19/04/2021||1:30pm – 3:00pm|
|Kardinya: Kitchen Inn (takeaway)||19/04/2021||12:00pm – 1:00pm|
|Crawley: St Catherine’s College, UWA – Dining Hall||19/04/2021||7:00am – 9:00am|
|Kardinya: Kitchen Inn||18/04/2021||12:00pm – 2:00pm|
|Mount Pleasant: Brentwood Deli||18/04/2021||8:30am – 9:30am|
|East Victoria Park: Bananabro||17/04/2021||5:30pm – 8:00pm|
Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Perth?
List of all current Perth COVID-19 testing clinics, Private pathology and drive-thru clinics.
Can I leave home?
You must stay home except if you:
- Can’t work remotely and absolutely must go in
- Have to purchase essential goods like food and medicine
- Are out exercising for your one hour allocation
- If you need medical assistance
Do I have to wear a mask all the time?
You have to wear a mask, except when you’re exercising, at home or in a vehicle with members of your family.
Can I have people over or go to someone’s house?
You can’t have any public gatherings or attend a public gathering.
You also can’t visit friends and relatives in aged care homes.
Will I be able to eat out?
Restaurants and cafes will be takeaway only. Clubs and casions will be closed.
What about gyms, community sport and churches?
All closed and not allowed.
Will weddings and funerals be cancelled?
Weddings and funerals can go ahead with a maximum of 100 guests but masks are mandatory.
Feature image: AAP Image/POOL, Tony McDonough