Masks introduced for the South West region

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Masks are mandatory for the South West region in all indoor public settings from 6:00pm, Monday 17 January.
A graphic showing masks are required in Perth, Peel and the South West

Based on the latest health advice, a mask requirement for all indoor public settings will be introduced for the South West from 6:00pm, Monday 17 January, 2022.

Masks must be worn in all indoor public settings, including in vulnerable settings like aged care facilities and hospitals. The usual exemptions apply.

The mask-wearing requirement will also apply to anyone who has been in the South West since Wednesday 12 January, when a previously reported positive COVID-19 case was infectious in the community, and has since travelled to another region.

This public health rule is in addition to the mask-wearing requirement currently in place for Perth and Peel, which requires people who have been in Perth or Peel since Thursday 6 January to wear a mask in other regions.

The Department of Health is working with the case to identify close and casual contacts, and potential exposure locations.

People are encouraged to keep checking the list of exposure sites and follow the testing and isolation advice if you have visited an exposure site.

Western Australian are encouraged to stay vigilant and get tested immediately if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, and use SafeWA and mandatory contact registers to check in to businesses and venues.

A full list of testing clinics is available on the HealthyWA website (external link).

Page reviewed 17 January 2022