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COVID-19: Update from WALGA President and CEO
31 January 2021

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Perth metro, Peel and South West Regions Enter Lockdown
The Premier has announced that effective from 6pm tonight, Sunday, 
31 January 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February, the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown. 
These measures are being implemented due to a rapidly evolving situation in Western Australia with a positive COVID-19 case detected in a hotel quarantine worker.
The Premier’s press conference can be viewed here.
The lockdown affects the following Local Government Areas:

  • Boddington
  • Murray
  • Serpentine-Jarrahdale
  • Waroona
  • Mandurah

South West
  • Bunbury
  • Busselton
  • Augusta-Margaret River
  • Boyup Brook
  • Bridgetown-Greenbushes
  • Capel
  • Collie
  • Dardanup
  • Donnybrook-Balingup
  • Harvey
  • Manjimup
  • Nannup

  • Cambridge
  • Claremont 
  • Cottesloe
  • Mosman Park
  • Peppermint Grove
  • Nedlands
  • Perth
  • Subiaco
  • Vincent
  • Bassendean
  • Bayswater
  • Belmont
  • Kalamunda
  • Mundaring
  • Swan
  • Joondalup
  • Wanneroo
  • Stirling
  • Cockburn
  • East Fremantle
  • Fremantle
  • Kwinana
  • Melville
  • Rockingham
  • Armadale
  • Gosnells
  • Canning
  • South Perth
  • Victoria Park

The following restrictions apply:
  • People should not leave Perth, Peel or the South West
  • People cannot enter Perth, Peel or the South West - only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements
  • Non-residents currently in Perth, Peel and the South West are required to remain until the end of the restriction period however if you must leave for serious reasons you are to then return home immediately, stay home and get tested if symptoms develop
  • Restaurants and cafes to provide takeaway service only
  • Elective surgery and procedures for categories 2 and 3 will be suspended from Tuesday, 2 February. Category 1 and urgent category 2 surgery will continue
  • No visitors will be allowed in homes unless caring for a vulnerable person or in an emergency
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities
  • No weddings permitted 
  • Funerals are limited to 10 people
  • Travel remains prohibited within remote Aboriginal communities
There are only four reasons to leave home:
  • work that cannot be done from home or remotely
  • shopping for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies
  • for medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable
  • to exercise with only one other person, limited to one hour per day in your neighbourhood and masks must be worn
Masks are to be worn at all times when outside of the home, including at workplaces and on public transport.
The State Government has provided the following list of facilities that need to be closed.
  • Schools, universities, TAFES and education facilities
  • Pubs, bars and clubs
  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, and casinos
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship 
  • Libraries and cultural institutions
Further information on the lockdown restrictions and locations visited by the positive case can be found here.
The WALGA building will be closed this week in line with the restrictions. However all staff will be working from home and will continue to provide members with assistance and support. LGIS will also have officers available to support members as required.
WALGA will continue to provide regular updates directly and through this newsletter.
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