Creating Communities Stronger Together COVID-19 Response for April 2021

• News

This week, following Western Australia’s three-day lockdown of the Perth and Peel regions due to a case of community transmission of COVID-19, a post-lockdown transition period is in place for Western Australians until 12.01am, Saturday 1 May.

During this period Creating Communities is open for business, continuing our engagement and community development work digitally through our online conferencing platforms while our offices are closed and staff travel and our physical events and engagements are on hold until Monday, 3 May.

As in previous lockdown periods, we know it is again crucial we all do our bit to support the physical, social and economic health of our communities. This might be by staying connected through digital conversations, offering local acts of kindness to those in our immediate surrounds or helping to keep one another safe through the sharing of health advice and guidance.

WA Government COVID-19 information and advice

Below is a summary of the WA Government’s information and advice regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus for the community and businesses in Western Australia, (as at 27 April 2021).

The Perth and Peel lockdown ended as planned at 12.01am, Tuesday 27 April. A post-lockdown transition will be in place until 12.01am, Saturday 1 May.

The following measures will be in place:

  • Continue wearing a mask in public, while at work and on public transport unless exemptions apply
  • A 20-person limit will be in place for private indoor and outdoor gatherings and at all hospitality venues; beauty salons, hairdressers and barbers; public venues; places of worship and entertainment venues.
  • No visitors to aged and disability care facilities and hospitals, except for compassionate reasons and advocacy
  • Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 100 guests, but require an exemption.
  • Professional and community sports, including training, permitted but without spectators
  • Elective surgery can proceed for category 1 and urgent category 2 surgeries only
  • Schools, childcare centres and TAFEs open - mask-wearing requirements apply for all school staff and secondary students, but not primary school students or staff when teaching
  • Universities open for online learning only
  • Fitness clubs, gyms, casinos and nightclubs remain closed

Regional travel restrictions will be removed, but restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain in place.

For more detailed information about the post-lockdown transition, head to the WA Government website here.

Anyone in an unaffected region who has been in Perth or Peel since 17 April must comply with mask-wearing requirements.

If you’re in an unaffected region and you’ve been in Perth or Peel since 17 April, you can find more information and health advice here.

For broader information and advice relating to COVID-19 in Western Australia, you can head to the WA Government website here.

Public Exposure Sites

The below list of public exposure site locations in Western Australia were visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.

If you attended one of the other listed locations, get tested and remain at home until you receive a negative result.

If you attended a site listed as requiring 14-days quarantine, you must get tested and complete the full 14-days self-quarantine – regardless of your result.

Even if you have not visited one of the locations, if you have symptoms, get tested and self-isolate until you receive a negative result.

Location

Date of concern

Time of concern

Joondalup: ThaiThymes (restaurant with seating), Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre, Joondalup Drive

22/04/2021

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Morley: Kung Fu Kitchen, 129 Russell Street

21/04/2021

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Northbridge: City China Garden

20/04/2021

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Northbridge: Good Fortune Roast Duck House

19/04/2021

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Northbridge: Fortune Five All Day Dim Sum & BBQ

18/04/2021

8:00pm – 9:30pm

Kardinya: Kitchen Inn, 19/17-23 South Street

18/04/2021

12:00pm – 2:00pm

East Victoria Park: Anything La Corner, U5-6/910 Albany Highway

17/04/2021

5:30pm – 8:00pm

You can find out more about these sites here:

(https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-locations-visited-confirmed-cases)

You can check back here or at the WA Government website for updates as they happen over the next fortnight.

Stay safe and keep connected