The Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions are moving to a 5-day lockdown effective at 6pm, Sunday 31st January, 2021 until at least 6pm Friday, 5th February 2021.



Effective from 6pm tonight until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions will enter a lockdown. This means that effective immediately, the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club is closed until further notice.

The 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 and cafes 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.


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
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship 
  • Libraries and cultural institutions

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

  • work because they can’t work from home or remotely;
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
  • medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
  • exercise within their neighbourhood, but only with one other person and only for one hour per day. 

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

The case has been to the following locations and people who were at these venues on these dates must go get tested. In addition to the below sites, people who live or work in the Falkirk Avenue Maylands shopping centre precinct should present for a test. 

Business Suburb Date Of Concern Time Of Concern
Coles Maylands Monday 25 January 8pm to 10pm
KFC Maylands Wednesday 27 January 6pm to 12am (midnight)
Mitsubishi Motors car dealership Midland Wednesday 27 January 7pm to close
Spudshed Coventry Village Morley Wednesday 27 January 8pm to 12am (midnight)
Edith Cowan University Joondalup campus Joondalup Thursday 28 January 11am to 2pm
Consulate General of India, St Georges Terrace Perth Thursday 28 January 12pm (midday) to 5pm
Halal Grocery Store Cloverdale Thursday 28 January 7pm to 9pm
Venus Ladies and Gentleman Hair Design Maylands Friday 29 January 1pm to 3pm
Perth Convention Centre Perth Friday 29 January 4pm to 6pm
Nedlands Family Practice GP surgery Nedlands Friday 29 January 5pm to 6pm
Chemist Warehouse North Perth Friday 29 January 5.30pm to 7.30pm
7-Eleven petrol station Ascot Friday 29 January 8pm to 9pm
Coles Maylands Friday 29 January 8pm to 9pm
Puma Service Station Burswood Saturday 30 January 11am to 12pm (midday)
Coles Express/Shell Service Station Cloverdale Saturday 30 January 12pm (midday) to 3pm
Pharmacy 777 Maylands Park Shopping Centre Maylands Saturday 30 January 2.30pm to 4pm

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


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