Residents across Western Australia are being urged to be on high alert for COVID-19 with a raft of new venues being added to the WA Health list of exposure sites.
WA Premier Mark McGowan on Thursday announced the return of some restrictions in Perth and the Peel region after a COVID-positive French backpacker, who arrived from Queensland before WA tightened its hard borders, visited venues across the city while infectious.
See Mark McGowan reintroduce restrictions in WA in the video player above
From 6pm (AWST) on Thursday night until December 28, masks will be mandatory in all indoor public venues.
That includes work venues, public transport and shopping centres, but masks do not need to be worn inside private homes.
Large, high-risk public events have been cancelled and all nightclubs will be closed during this period.
WA Health COVID exposure sites
Mr McGowan listed a number of exposure sites in Perth that had been visited by the COVID-positive backpacker.
Anyone who visited the below locations at the times listed is being urged to get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative result, unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health:
- Bloody French, Subiaco from 6pm – 8pm on 17 December
- Dan Murphy’s Joondalup from 8am – 8.30pm on 18 December
- Perth Mess Hall, Perth from 4pm – 9.30pm on 19 December
- McDonald’s Girrawheen from 11pm – 11.30pm on 19 December
- Geisha Nightclub, Northbridge from 12am – 3am on 19/20 December
- Connections Nightclub, Northbridge from 3am – 5am on 19 December
- Vinnies Mirrabooka from 11.45pm – 12.15pm on 22 December
- Kmart, The Square Mirrabooka (Mirrabooka Shopping Centre) from 12.15pm – 1.15pm on 22 December
- ALDI, The Square Mirrabooka (Mirrabooka Shopping Centre) from 1.15pm – 1.45pm on 22 December
A full list of exposure sites can be found here on the WA Health website.