EM – The mask mandate returns for Perth and Peel after 18 local cases were recorded over the past week


Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:15 p.m

By Monique Welhan

The mask mandate has returned for Perth and Peel residents after WA recorded 18 local cases over the past week.

From Sunday, 6 p.m., masks will be compulsory for all indoor public spaces, including the workplace.

They do not have to be worn at home and do not apply to people doing vigorous indoor exercise or children under 12 years.

The move comes after five local cases were reported in WA as of 1pm Sunday.

“I plead with anyone who visited this store between January 7th and 13th, to come in and get tested straight away,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Don’t hesitate, don’t assume you’re fine because you don’t have symptoms. You need to get tested.

“What we know from the Omicron experience in the East is that you can carry the virus and have no symptoms. So don’t leave it until it’s too late – get tested now.”

The Mandurah Train Line has reopened after a 20-day shutdown.

Since the new laws came into force on March 24, the police have

The City of Rockingham has completed work on the first part of the Mersey Point Granite Seawall project at Shoalwater.

Rangers have closed Rockingham Beach after a shark sighting.

A woman was airlifted to hospital after a serious accident in Mundijong.

A $28 million homeless facility in Mandurah has reached a major milestone with the state government’s appointment of architects for the project.

Life is set to become “very difficult” for the unvaccinated after Premier Mark McGowan announced some of the toughest vaccination requirements in the country.

The City of Mandurah will shortly be soliciting proposals for the future use of the current King Carnival property on the western foreshore.

Community gardens in Lakelands and Baldivis have received a cash boost from the state government.


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