Perth metro and Peel to enter a 3-day lockdown

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Perth and Peel will enter a 3-day lockdown from 12.01am Saturday 24 April 2021, based on health advice. Masks are mandatory from 6pm tonight, Friday 23 April 2021 for Perth and Peel residents.

Effective 12.01am Saturday, April 24, until 12.01am, Tuesday, April 27, the Perth metropolitan area and Peel will enter a 3-day lockdown.

Travel from Perth and Peel to other regions will not be permitted, unless for essential purposes.

People in Perth and Peel are required to wear face masks in public from 6pm today (Friday, April 23) to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. For more information about masks, see the Healthy WA website (this is an external website).

People will be required to stay at home unless they need to:

  • work because you cannot work from home if your place of work is not closed
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies
  • access medical or health care
  • provide care and support to a relative or other person who has particular needs
  • other specifically authorised compassionate requirements
  • exercise, but only for 1 hour per day. You can exercise with a maximum of 4 other people , as long as there’s no more than 2 adults at one time
  • leave due to an emergency.

Masks must be worn when leaving home for these reasons, unless there is an exception that applies, e.g. exercising vigorously. If you have been in Perth, Peel or Rottnest Island since April 17 and you are now in another region, you must wear a mask in public. 

Contact registers are mandatory in WA for most businesses and venues. To check in to businesses and venues, use SafeWA app or paper-based contact registers.

The following restrictions apply for the lockdown period from 12.01am Saturday, April 24, until 12.01am Tuesday, April 27:

  • People can enter the Perth and Peel areas only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements;
  • Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars to provide takeaway service only;
  • Casinos, nightclubs, entertainment venues and public venues to close;
  • Community sport is not permitted, however professional sporting events, with only players and officials, will be permitted;
  • Events and functions are not permitted, with the exception of weddings and funerals which have a limit of 100 patrons, not including staff, and masks must be worn;
  • No visitors will be allowed in homes, unless caring for a vulnerable person or an emergency;
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities, except for exceptional circumstances such as compassionate reasons and advocacy;
  • Travel remains prohibited to some remote Aboriginal communities.

The new health measures have been introduced on the best of public health advice due to a fast evolving situation in Western Australia involving two COVID-19 positive cases.

Anyone who has been to one of the potential exposure locations will need to get tested and isolate until they return a negative test result.

If people are deemed a close contact by public health officials, they will be tested and required to self-quarantine for 14 days. People are encouraged to get tested if they have symptoms.

WA COVID clinic operating hours will be extended as part of a testing surge. Testing locations and times are available on the HealthyWA website.

For more information, see the media statement.

Find answers to your questions about the 3-Day lockdown.

Translated lockdown advice is available.

Perth and Peel

To understand if this affects you, use the map below to check which local towns are within these regional boundaries.

Page reviewed 24 April 2021