last update, May 6, 1.37pm 

THE LATEST NEWS

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for.

This arvo, Mark McGowan announced that from 12.01am on Saturday, May 8, masks will only be required when on public transport, at events and venues with more than 1000 people and staff & visitors at hospitals and aged or disability care facilities.

Other restrictions to be eased…

  • People will be able to have up to 100 people their homes, up from 30.
  • Nightclubs and casinos will reopen subject to the 2 square metre rule.
  • Major stadiums will be able to reopen to spectators, but will be limited to 75% capacity with masks compulsory for spectators.
  • All other venues have already returned to their pre-lockdown capacity and patrons will be permitted to order and consume food and drinks while standing.
  • Visitors to hospitals, aged care facilities and disability centres will be increased to a limit of 4 visitors per patient per day (masks mandatory).
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Mark McGowan says the restrictions will be in place for a further 7 days, up until 12.01am on Saturday the 15 May – pending ongoing health advice.

Meanwhile, WA’s border is staying open to NSW for now as health officials try and track down the source of a mystery COVID case in Sydney.

The man in his 50s had not recently returned from overseas, did not work in quarantine and had no contacts with the hospital system.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the man was “very active in the community” and more cases were expected.

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WA Chief Health Officer Andy Robertson said anyone in WA who visited one of the NSW exposure locations during the relevant times must get tested and quarantine for 14 days from their date of exposure.

WHERE ARE THE LATEST COVID-19 ‘EXPOSURE SITES’ IN WA?

CLICK HERE for the full updated list of exposure sites

These locations and times could change and more could be added.

Anyone who has attended any of the high-risk locations on the list, must get tested and self-quarantine for the full 14 days regardless of test result, immediately – they are all now considered a ‘close contact’.

WHERE CAN I GET A COVID TEST?

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Testing at the public COVID clinics is free. No Medicare card is required.

After your test, you are required to self-isolate unless you have been informed that you do not.

Don’t forget if you’re being tested on a hot day, bring water, a hat, sunscreen (perhaps an umbrella) and a well-charged phone.

Also, don’t forget your mask!

Armadale Health Service

Ground Floor, 3056 Albany Highway, Mount Nasura

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Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Fiona Stanley Hospital

Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of hospital, Murdoch

Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

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Joondalup Hospital

Car Park P4, Regents Park Road, Joondalup

Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Rockingham General Hospital

Elanora Drive, Cooloongup

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Weekdays – 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

Royal Perth Hospital

Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth

(note: it’s an external site, not literally at the hospital)

Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

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Weekends – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands

(Car park entry off Winthrop Ave only)

Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

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St John of God Midland Hospital

Yelverton Drive, Midland

Weekdays – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Weekends – 8.00 am to 10.00 pm

Need more detail on locations? Click here 

Need a list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID? Click here 

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