The latest confirmed case, a man in his thirties, had only “fleeting” contact with another infected person, WA Premier Mark McGowan said.
The man had been working and dining at Indian Ocean Brewing Company last Tuesday, where the original COVID case had dined.
Genomic sequencing has confirmed the original case, a 59-year-old woman, has the highly infectious Delta variant.
She contracted COVID at a Bondi café then transmitted the virus to a 32-year-old woman at Mobius Health and Performance Gym in Joondalup last Tuesday.
The two women, who authorities believe only had “minimal contact”, are known as cases 1022 and 1023, with the new case known as 1024.
What you need to know
The latest lockdown is in place for a minimum of four days from 12.01am Tuesday until 12.01am Saturday.
People must work from home unless classified as an essential worker. A full list of essential work roles can be found here.
The only other reasons to leave the home are:
- To shop for essential items such as groceries or medicines
- To attend to medical or healthcare needs including emergencies, compassionate requirements, and looking after the vulnerable
- To get vaccinated
- To exercise with a maximum of two adults from the same household, and limited to one hour per day, within a 5km radius from home. Children under 18 are exempt.
Closures and restrictions
Unless exempt, people in Perth and Peel are required to wear masks outside of the home, in all indoor settings, on public transport, and outdoors at all times except when participating in vigorous exercise.
People can enter Perth and Peel areas only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements.
Casinos, nightclubs and entertainment venues will close.
Beauty, nail and hair services will close.
Retail is permitted but only for essential services and essential goods such as supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations and hardware.
Public venues search as swimming pools and recreation centres will close.
Fitness venues including private exercise venues, gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios will close.
Places of worship will close.
Community sport is not permitted.
Weddings are restricted to five people and funerals are restricted to 10 people.
No visitors will be allowed in homes unless it is for essential services, critical maintenance, caregiving and compassionate reasons or in an emergency.
Travel outside the Perth and Peel region is not permitted unless you are exempt in order to obtain or provide essential goods or services or other compassionate and medical reasons.
Schools, boarding schools and childcare centres in the Perth and Peel regions will remain open except for three schools that have been directly impacted as they are listed as exposure sites.
Anyone who has travelled outside of the Perth and Peel regions since Sunday must continue to wear face masks in public as per the existing directions all these restrictions come into force from midnight tonight.
Updated venue exposure list
With news that a third person had tested positive to COVID, the Department of Health has once again updated its venue exposure list with additional venues.
Get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days
Anyone who has visited one of the following venues during the times listed should urgently get a test and quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure.
- Surge Gym Clarkson, June 26, 4.30pm-7.30pm
- Core Wealth Financial Planning Hillarys, June 25, 8am-5.30pm and June 24, 8am-5pm
Get tested, quarantine until a negative result
Anyone who has visited a venue during the times listed should urgently get a tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
- Basil’s Fine Foods Mindarie, June 27, from 9am-10.15am
- Woolworths Hocking in Wyatt Grove Shopping Centre, June 26, 8am-10am
- Hocking News in Wyatt Grove Shopping Centre, June 26, 8am-10am
- Paper Avenue Cafe Joondalup, June 26, from 9.45am-11.45am
- 7Eleven Wanneroo South, June 26, from 6.45pm-8.30pm
- Celebrations Clarkson, June 25, 3.30pm-5pm
- Whitfords Brewing Co, Westfield Whitfords City Shopping Centre, Hillarys, June 26, from 6pm-10.15pm
- iPlay Whitfords, June 25, 8.30pm-11pm
For the full list of exposure sites visit the WA Health website.
McGowan said he hoped the latest lockdown would be a “circuit-breaker” giving testers and contact tracers “time to nail down a picture of how far this latest outbreak has spread.”
“We are worried this new variant can linger in the community and can transmit between people very easily,” he said.
“I ask everyone to do the right thing here and follow the health advice and instructions we are putting in place.
“I acknowledge lockdowns are very frustrating.
“But they are a necessary response to the threat that we face.”
It is the third lockdown of the region since the beginning of the year.
The first lockdown, in the first week of February, and the second, over the Anzac Day long weekend in April, were prompted by leaks from hotel quarantine.