**Three new potential exposure sites have been added to the list today which are as follows:
- Perth Arena Grab N Go Convenience Store on January 27 from 2pm to 3pm
- VFS Global Indian Visa Services on Adelaide Terrace in Perth on January 28 from 12.30pm to 3pm
- Genesis Gym, Abernethy Road, Belmont on January 30 from 9.30am to 12pm
**Coles and Woolies have now re-imposed buying restrictions on some items – full list here.
After almost 10 months of no community transmission of COVID, Perth, Peel and the South-West went into a sudden 5-day lockdown from 6pm Sunday, January 31.
The move was announced just after 12.30pm on Sunday after WA Premier Mark McGowan called an emergency presser where he revealed that a hotel quarantine guard had been found as having the virus.
The man, in his 20s, was working at the Sheraton Four Points in the CBD and became unwell on January 28, phoning in sick to work and returning a positive test on Saturday night. He had been working the same floor where patients with the UK variant and the South African strain had been present.
He had previously returning negative tests on January 15, 17 and 23.
The man lives with three others in Maylands, all of whom are now in quarantine. They have all returned a negative test however that’s expected to change in the coming days.
It’s also understood that the man also worked as a rideshare driver and worked his last shift on January 27.
WHAT ARE THE ‘EXPOSURE SITES’?
- Coles Maylands – 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
- Perth Arena Grab N Go Convenience Store – 2pm to 3pm
- KFC Maylands – 6.00 pm to 12 midnight
- Mitsubishi Motors. Midland – 7.00 pm to close
- Spudshed Coventry Village, Morley – 8.00 pm to midnight
- Edith Cowan University, Joondalup – 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
- Consulate General of India, Perth CBD – 12 pm to 5.00 pm
- VFS Global Indian Visa Services, Perth CBD – 12.30pm to 3pm
- Halal Grocery Store, Cloverdale – 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
- Venus Ladies and Gentleman Hair Design, Maylands – 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm
- Perth Convention Centre, Perth CBD – 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
- Nedlands Family Practice, Broadway Fair Shopping Centre – 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
- Chemist Warehouse, North Perth – 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
- 7-Eleven, Ascot – 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm
- Coles Maylands – 8.00 pm to 9.00pm
- Genesis Gym, Abernethy Road, Belmont – 9.30am to 12pm
- Puma Service Station, Burswood – 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
- Coles Express/Shell servo, Cloverdale – 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
- Pharmacy 777, Maylands – 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
or click here for a handy map!
WHERE CAN I GET A COVID TEST?
Check out our full list of clinics.
LOCK DOWN: WHO IS AFFECTED?
Perth, Peel and South-West residents and business owners.
From 6pm Sunday, January 31 until Friday, February 5.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A MASK?
Yes. Masks will now be mandatory for anybody leaving their homes and anyone that is able to work from home is encouraged to do so for the next five days.
DO I NEED TO RUSH OUT AND BUY TOILET PAPER?
No. The Premier cautioned against panic buying saying there was “no need to rush to the supermarket today”. You’re still permitted to leave your home to purchase food and essentials, be aware that Coles and Woolies have now imposed restrictions, you can check them out here.
PLACES FORCED TO SHUT DURING THE LOCKDOWN PERIOD:
Pubs, bars and clubs, gyms and indoor sporting venues, playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational areas. Cinemas, entertainment venues and casinos. Places of worship, libraries and cultural institutions.
Restaurants and cafes are only permitted to operate on a takeaway basis.
UMM, WASN’T SCHOOL MEANT TO START ON MONDAY?
Yes but McGowan said the school holidays have been extended for a week with schools to remain closed for the next five days.
FUNERALS + WEDDINGS
Funerals have been reduced to 10 people and all weddings have been cancelled for the next five days.
No visitors are permitted in people’s homes unless it’s emergency (having mates over to watch the MAFS reunion is not an emergency). No visitors are permitted to aged care homes except under “exceptional circumstances”.