Public health and social measures introduced for Perth and Peel

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Western Australia has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community, who is a traveller from Queensland.
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Seated food and beverage consumption only at licensed hospitality venues from 6:00pm, Friday 24 December 2021 until 6:00am, Tuesday, 28 December 2021. 

Public health and social measures are in effect for the Perth and Peel region at 6pm Thursday 23 December 2021 until 6am Tuesday, 28 December 2021.

These public health and social measures include:

  • Mandatory mask wearing for all public indoor settings and on public transport;
  • Certain high-risk large-scale events, such as music festivals, will be cancelled and nightclubs will be closed; and dancing is banned except for weddings; and
  • Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel since December 16 and enters another regional area is required to wear a mask as per requirements in Perth-Peel. Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain restricted.

All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.

The Department of Health is working through the case and is in the process of identifying close and casual contacts, and locations visited.

People are asked to check the exposure sites list regularly and monitor their health and get tested immediately and self-quarantine, if they develop symptoms.

If you have visited an exposure site, you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location.

Posters and social media tiles are available to download to help businesses communicate the public health and social measures. Translated materials are also available.