Western Australia

Effective from 6pm Sunday, 1st February the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and the South-West regions of Western Australia entered into a five-day hard lockdown after a hotel quarantine security guard contracted COVID-19.


WA residents in these location must stay at home unless they need to:
      • work because they are an essential worker;
      • 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 compassionate requirements;
      • 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.
No visitors are allowed in homes unless:
      • they are caring for a person;
      • they are caring for children of an essential worker; or
      • it is an emergency.


Extensive contact tracing is underway and a record 16,490 tests have been conducted thus far. As at 5pm Tuesday, 2 February, no additional cases have emerged. If this continues, the lockdown may be lifted 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.