Perth metro, Peel and South West to enter hard lockdown

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The Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions are moving to a 5-day lockdown effective at 6pm, Sunday 31 January, 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.
Last updated: 4 February 2022


Perth, Peel and South West region enters lockdown from 6pm, 31 January 2021

Effective from 6pm Sunday, 31 January until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions will enter a lockdown. 

Map of affected lockdown area including Perth, Peel and SouthwestThe following restrictions apply for the lockdown period: 

  • People should not leave Perth, Peel or the South West during this period
  • People can 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, cafes, pubs and bars 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.

Masks are to be worn at all times when outside of your place of residence, this includes at workplaces and on public transport. For more information about masks, see the Healthy WA website (this is an external website). 

Schools will be closed for this week. Term 1, 2021 was due to start from February 1 but that will be postponed by one week.

The following facilities in the Perth, Peel and South West regions will need to close:

  • 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
  • Beauty therapy services, parlour or salon including hairdressers, barbershop, nail salon, tattoo parlour, spa or massage parlour
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship 
  • Libraries and cultural institutions

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

  • undertake duties as an essential worker or to transport an essential worker;
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
  • medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
  • leave to exercise, but only within a 5km radius of your home for one hour per day. You can exercise with a maximum of 4 other members of your household, as long as there’s no more than 2 adults (e.g. one adult with up to 4 children from the same house, 2 adults with up to 3 children from the same house) and masks must be worn.  

The lockdown has been introduced due to the detection of a positive COVID-19 case in a hotel quarantine worker. 

A list of locations the confirmed case visited is available on the Department of Health’s website (this is an external website). People who were at these places on these dates must go and get tested. Additionally, anyone who lives or works in the Falkirk Avenue Maylands shopping centre precinct should present for a test.

WA COVID clinic operating hours will be extended as part of a testing surge. Testing locations are available on the Healthy WA website (this is an external website).

Perth, Peel and South West region 

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