Masks mandatory in Wheatbelt and Great Southern

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Requirement applies in all indoor public settings from 6:00pm, Thursday 27 January.
Last updated: 20 June 2023
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Effective 6.00pm, Thursday 27 January, mask requirements for all indoor public settings will be extended to the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions.

This follows more COVID-19 cases and exposure sites being detected outside the Perth, Peel and South West region.

Masks must be worn in:

  • all indoor public settings, including the workplace
  • vulnerable settings like residential aged and disability care facilities and hospitals

Usual mask wearing exemptions apply.

The mask rule also applies to anyone who has been in the Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions since January 20 and has since travelled to another region that is not affected by mask requirements.

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

Western Australians are encouraged to stay vigilant and get tested immediately if COVID-19 symptoms develop, and use the ServiceWA app 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).