Masks wearing in public indoor settings returns to Perth and Peel

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Mandatory mask wearing in all indoor public settings will come into effect for the Perth and Peel regions at 6pm today.

MASK wearing in public indoor venues will be mandatory in the Perth and Peel regions from 6pm today.

Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel regions from January 6 is also required to wear a mask in indoor public places when travelling to another region.

About 2.30pm Premier Mark McGowan announced the discovery of three more new local cases so far today, which will be included in tomorrow’s number of Covid-19 cases.

Prior to Mr McGowan’s announcement the Department of Health had already announced two cases for today.

Mr McGowan said six local cases were now linked to an Applecross spa.

Of the three cases announced this afternoon two are local cases and the other is linked to interstate travel.

The Department of Health is working to identify contacts and potential exposure sites.

Recent exposure sites include Mt Lawley, West Swan and Midland.

Anyone who has visited an exposure site during the times listed on the Healthy WA website is required to follow the health advice issued for that location unless directly advised otherwise by the department.

If you have or develop symptoms you need to isolate and phone 13 26843.

A public Covid testing clinic is available at Joondalup Hospital PathWest Laboratory, car park 4, Regents Park Rd, Joondalup from 8am to 10pm each day.

Healthy WA has more information on other Covid testing clinics – including private Covid testing clinics in Joondalup and Mindarie.

Covid testing is free at public clinics.

Testing is also free at private clinics for people who have been advised by WA Health to get tested.

The government is also monitoring two ships off the WA coast after reports that some crew members have returned positive rapid antigen test (RAT) results.

  • Globally as of January 14 there have been more than 318 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 including more than 5.51 million deaths reported to the World Health Organization (WHO).

As of that date a total of more than 9.28 billion doses of vaccine have been administered.