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Peel and Perth lockdown: What you need to know

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Sunday - April 25 

No new community cases of COVID-19 have been recorded on Sunday.

For an updated list of exposure sites scroll down or visit, Healthy WA.

Saturday - April 24

A male in his 40s has tested positive for COVID-19.

The man presented for a COVID-19 test on Friday after attending one of the locations visited by the confirmed COVID-19 Victorian case, and the related local case.

The person is now working closely with the Health Department's contact tracing team to determine public exposure sites.

LIST OF EXPOSURE SITES

Locations as of 6:20am Sunday, April 25

High risk exposure sites

Joondalup: ThaiThymes, Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Joondalup Drive 22/04/2021 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Morley: Kung Fu Kitchen, 129 Russell Street 21/04/2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Northbridge: City China Garden20/04/2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Northbridge: Good Fortune Roast Duck House19/04/2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Northbridge: Fortune Five Chinese Restaurant18/04/2021 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Kardinya: Kitchen Inn, 19/17-23 South Street18/04/2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm

East Victoria Park: Anything La Corner, U5-6/910 Albany Highway 17/04/2021 5:30pm - 8:00pm

If you were at one of the following restaurant locations below, during the specified times, you must get tested and complete the full 14 days of self-quarantine regardless of your test result.

If you have not yet been contacted by Public Health Operations please call 13 COVID (13 26843).

Public Health Operations will provide guidance on testing and quarantine requirements.

Potential exposure sites

Crawley: St Catherine's on Park (Heim building) 18/04/2021 - 21/04/2021 12:01am 18/04/2021 - 11:59pm 21/04/2021

Landsdale: Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road 23/04/2021 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Canning Vale: Star Family Medicine Practice 23/04/2021 9:00am - 11:00am

Alexander Heights: Puma Service Station, 60/200 Mirrabooka Ave 23/04/2021 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Bentley Subway: 128/1128 Albany Hwy, Bentley 22/4/2021 11:45am- 12:30pm

Chemist Warehouse Joondalup: situated at Tenancy T5/11 Injune Way, Joondalup 22/4/2021 8:00pm- 9:00pm

Landsdale: Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road 22/04/2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Joondalup: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre (Target), Joondalup Drive 22/04/2021 8:00pm - 8:30pm

Joondalup: Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre Foodcourt (ThaiThymes), Joondalup Drive 22/04/2021 6:45pm - 8:00pm

Wangara: Dynamic Music Academy, 3/32 Prindiville Drive 22/04/2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Kardinya: Terry White Chemmart 22/04/2021 7:10pm - 8:30pm

Applecross: DB Dental, 884 Canning Highway (Sleat Road clinic) 22/04/2021 8:00am - 6:00pm

Morley: Galleria (Coles and Kmart), Collier Road and Walter Road West 21/04/2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Morley: Caltex Woolworths petrol station, carpark of Galleria, 60 Russell Street 21/04/2021 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Booragoon: Leisurefit Aquatic Centre21/04/20215:30pm - 7:30pm

Willetton: TS Bakery, 27/45 Burrendah Blvd 21/04/2021 3:03pm - 3:06pm

Willetton: Southlands Shopping Centre (specifically: Gilbert's Fresh Markets, Coles, BankWest)

21/04/2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm

QANTAS: domestic terminal (T3 - T4) 21/04/2021 11:00am - 1:00pm

Crawley: St Catherine's on Park - Dining Hall 21/04/2021 7:00am - 9:00am

Bentley: Woolworths - Bentley Plaza, 1140 Albany Highway 20/04/2021 11:15am - 12:15pm

Bentley: Jumbo BBQ Roast Duck House, 1140 Albany Highway 20/04/2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Landsdale: Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment Childcare, 215 Landsdale Road 20/04/2021 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Subiaco: Fortune Acupuncture Chinese Medical Clinic 19/04/2021 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Kardinya: BP Service Station, 88 Gilbertson Road 19/04/2021 11:00am - 12:00pm

Crawley: St Catherine's on Park - Dining Hall 19/04/2021 7:00am - 9:00am

Mount Pleasant: Brentwood Deli 18/04/2021 8:30am - 9:30am

Booragoon: Leisurefit Aquatic centre 17/04/2021 3:30pm - 6:00pm

If you have been at any of the below locations at the times specified you need to attend a COVID clinic for testing and isolate at home until you receive a negative result.

Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days following your visit.

Friday - April 23

Peel and Perth will go into a snap three-day lockdown from 12.01 am on Saturday 4 after a 54-year-old man who has tested positive for COVID-19 spent five days visiting sites in the region.

There will only be four reasons to leave your home - shopping for essentials, medical appointments, exercise and work - during the lockdown and masks must be worn in the Perth and Peel areas from 6pm today.

People have been encouraged to stay at home ahead of the lockdown taking effect.

Anybody who leaves the Perth and Peel area tonight before midnight, or has left since April 17, will also need to wear a mask regardless of where they are in Western Australia until the scheduled end of the lockdown at midnight on Monday.

The 54-year old man, who had arrived in Australian from China, had quarantined for 14 days in Perth at the Mercure on the same floor where COVID-19 transmission cases have been reported. He was released after recording a negative test.

He then spent time in Perth doing "touristy" things.

A close contact of the man has also tested positive for COVID-19 after he stayed with her family in Kardinya on April 17. Two children in the house have subsequently delivered a negative COVID-19 result.

The man also stayed for three nights in a self-contained unit at St Catherine's College at the University of Western Australia and visited businesses, restaurants and a swimming pool around Leeming and Northbridge areas between April 17-21.

A more comprehensive list of potential exposure sites is expected to be provided by contact tracers later tonight.

The man subsequently travelled to Melbourne, where he then was notified of a positive COVID-19 test in the early hours of April 23. There were 257 passengers on his flight - Qantas flight QF778 on April 21- who are considered to be close contacts. They have been told to self-isolate for 14 days and get tested for COVID-19.

Anzac Day services and sporting events have been cancelled and pubs and restaurants will only be allowed to serve take-aways (full list of conditions below).

KEY WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Testing clinics: Details of COVID-19 testing clinics are available at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

FACEBOOK: WA Country Health Service will continue to update their Facebook page with relevant advice as it becomes available.

Augusta Margaret River Shire urges caution as crowds flock south

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is urging people planning to head to the South West to ensure they have appropriate accommodation secured prior to arriving for their ANZAC long weekend stay.

The Shire released a statement on Friday afternoon warning visitors that tourism providers in the region are fully booked, and with no free camping available there are no options available for unplanned visitation.

Shire of Augusta Margaret River CEO Stephanie Addison-Brown said the region always experiences a visitor influx for long weekends but the announcement of a 3-day lockdown in Perth may cause for people to make spontaneous decisions to travel to the South-West.

"There is no free camping in the Shire and, with accommodation outlets in the region fully booked there is nowhere for last minute bookings," she said.

"We are asking people only come to the region if they have already planned to do so and already have appropriate places to stay.

"Extra rangers have been put on duty by the Shire to monitor for any instances of illegal camping, which includes sleeping in vehicles."

Visitors coming from the Perth-Peel region are being urged to comply with mandatory face mask requirements to ensure the safety of the local Augusta Margaret River community.

WA Country Health Service said anyone who had been to an exposure site must immediately quarantine and present for a test at their nearest clinic.

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People in the Margaret River area who were at an exposure site should call the Margaret River Hospital on 9757 0400 to arrange a test, and must wear a mask when attending the hospital.

People who have left Perth and Peel since 17 April, you will be required to wear a mask whenever you are in public across WA.

For these people this means you must wear a face mask unless you're in your home, in your car with people you live with or doing vigorous exercise.

Masks are not necessary for children under 12.

WA Country Health Service will continue to update their Facebook page with relevant advice as it becomes available.

More information on testing clinics is available at www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

ANZAC DAY: Services cancelled in lockdown zone. Image: Shutterstock

ANZAC DAY: Services cancelled in lockdown zone. Image: Shutterstock

Anzac significance not lost as Peel and Perth commemorate at home

This weekend, Peel residents were expected to return to war memorial services for the first time since 2019.

However, Anzac Day commemorations have been cancelled following the announcement of a snap three-day lockdown.

With services and marches cancelled across the region, Peel residents are asked to recognise past and current armed services personnel by standing in their driveways or living rooms at 6am for a dawn service.

For the driveway dawn commemorations ABC Radio Perth will broadcast a specially recorded Light Up The Dawn service including The Ode, the Last Post, the Minute's Silence and Rouse.

ABC Perth (via 720 AM) will also air a special Anzac Day interview with Air Commodore Fiona Dowse AM CSC, WA's most senior military officer.

News Talk 6PR 882 will broadcast interviews with some inspiring Perth veterans throughout the day.

You can also tune in on 6iX Perth via 1080 AM or 105.7 FM.

For more information visit, RSLWA

MASKS: Must be worn in Peel and Perth and if you've left that area since April 17. Image: Shutterstock.

MASKS: Must be worn in Peel and Perth and if you've left that area since April 17. Image: Shutterstock.

LOCKDOWN DETAILS IN FULL

  • Face masks to be worn in public from 6pm today (Friday, April 23)
  • Perth and Peel to enter three-day lockdown from 12.01am Saturday, April 24, until 12.01am, Tuesday, April 27
  • Western Australia has requested the international arrivals cap be halved to 512 for a month to stem the flow of travel and ease pressure on the hotel quarantine system
  • Immediate measures introduced based on health advice to limit any potential spread
  • Everyone urged to check-in using the SafeWA app or complete contact registers

People in Perth metropolitan area and Peel region must wear face masks in public from 6pm and enter into a lockdown from 12.01am Saturday, April 24, to limit any potential spread of COVID-19.

The new health measures have been introduced on the best of public health advice due to a fast evolving situation in Western Australia involving two COVID-19 positive cases.

The first positive case is a Victorian man, who had previously returned a negative result and completed 14 days of quarantine in Perth's hotel quarantine system, after returning from overseas.

The Victorian man had completed hotel quarantine at Mercure Hotel, and subsequently visited a number of locations before returning to Victoria. Details of the times and locations can be found here: https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Locations-visited-by-confirmed-cases.The Department of Health will continue to update the list of potential exposure locations and times.

A close contact of his, a woman who lives in Perth, has also tested positive to COVID-19.

These cases are linked to the Mercure Hotel intra-room transmission that was detected this week.

From 6pm, Friday, April 23 face masks will be mandatory at all times when outside of your place of residence, unless you're in a car with people you live with or doing vigorous exercise. People are encouraged to begin wearing masks immediately, where possible.

Children under 12 and those who are exempt are not required to wear masks.

Anyone who has travelled outside of the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region since Saturday, April 17, must wear face masks in public from 6pm tonight.

From 12.01am Saturday, April 24, until 12.01am Tuesday, April 27, a three-day lockdown will be introduced for the Perth metropolitan area and Peel region.

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;
  • attend to medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
  • exercise with a maximum of four people, limited to one hour per day, and masks must be worn (except for vigorous exercise).

The following restrictions apply for the lockdown period from 12.01am Saturday, April 24, until 12.01am Tuesday, April 27:

  • People can enter the Perth and Peel areas only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements;
  • Restaurants, caf├ęs, pubs and bars to provide takeaway service only;
  • Casinos, nightclubs, entertainment venues and public venues to close;
  • Community sport is not permitted, however professional sporting events, with only players and officials, will be permitted;
  • Events and functions are not permitted, with the exception of weddings and funerals which have a limit of 100 patrons, not including staff, and masks must be worn;
  • No visitors will be allowed in homes, unless caring for a vulnerable person or an emergency;
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities, except for exceptional circumstances such as compassionate reasons and advocacy;
  • Travel remains prohibited to some remote Aboriginal communities.

Western Australians are advised all public ANZAC Day services this weekend, including the traditional dawn service at Kings Park War Memorial, are cancelled.

Western Australians are encouraged to pay tribute by taking part in their own 'home' ANZAC Day Dawn Service by standing at the end of their driveways, or on their balconies, in quiet contemplation on Sunday, April 25.

Anyone who has been to one of the potential exposure locations will need to get tested and isolate until they return a negative test result.

If people are deemed a close contact by public health officials, they will be tested and required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

People are encouraged to get tested if they have symptoms and if people have been to an exposure site, they must go and get tested.

WA COVID clinic operating hours will be extended as part of a testing surge. Testing locations and times can be viewed here: http://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.

'VERY SERIOUS SITUATION': Premier Mark McGowan

'VERY SERIOUS SITUATION': Premier Mark McGowan

What Premier Mark McGowan said: 

"Western Australians have done so well to help keep each other safe throughout the pandemic. In light of this developing situation, it is absolutely critical that we stay home, maintain physical distancing and personal hygiene and get tested if you develop symptoms or you've been to an exposure site.

"This is a very serious situation. Each and every one of us has to do everything we personally can to help stop the spread in the community. I know this three-day short lockdown is difficult but it is critically important to give our contact tracers and health teams the time they need to ensure community spread is limited. Regrettably all planned public ANZAC Day services in Perth and Peel, including the Kings Park War Memorial dawn service, will no longer be able to go ahead this weekend.

"I encourage everyone in Perth and Peel to take part in a driveway dawn service again this year. I will be doing that again. I have also requested the Commonwealth halve our international arrivals cap for a month to help ease some pressure on our hotel quarantine system. We've maintained caution in abundance the whole way along this unpredictable COVID-19 journey. We need to stay the course together. Take care of your loved ones and be respectful of others including those who are working to keep essential services and supplies ticking over.

"We will provide further updates as they come to hand."

This story Peel and Perth lockdown: What you need to know first appeared on Mandurah Mail.