Western Australia in five-day lockdown: no visitors to aged care facilities

Western Australia’s 10-month coronavirus-free period has ended, with a positive COVID-19 case detected in a hotel quarantine worker.

Effective from 6pm AWST last night (Sunday 31 January) until 6pm AWST Friday, February 5, 2021 the WA Government has introduced a five-day lockdown applicable to the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and the South-West regions.

The restrictions apply to aged care facilities in the above-mentioned regions; with no visitors permitted to enter hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


People are required to stay at home during the lockdown period unless they need to:

  • work because they can’t work from home or remotely;
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
  • medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
  • exercise with only one other person, limited to one hour per day in your neighbourhood and masks must be worn.

Masks must be worn at all times

Masks are to be worn when outside and away from a place of residence – this includes in the workplace itself and on public transport.

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