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Heading down south – “Think again”

From midnight on Tuesday West Australians will no longer be able to travel between regions. South-West residents have noticed an increase in people flocking to the area in order to beat the lock down deadline.

Liberal Member for Vasse Libby Mettam told Mark Gibson it was welcome news from Premier Mark McGowan that the restrictions would be put in place.

“We simply do not have the capacity to cope at a health level.

“There are many people who think this part of the world is an ideal haven.

“We’re really putting out this plea to ensure that we don’t see additional visitors to this region.”

From midnight on Tuesday 31st March travel between WA regions will be restricted (based on existing regional boundaries). Peel and Perth regions will be combined. See the map here

Exemptions exist for:

  • employment purposes
  • medical or veterinary reasons
  • health and emergency services
  • people living in ‘border communities’, who may not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • people living across regional boundaries
  • transport of essential goods
  • a family member has primary care responsibilities
  • for school, TAFE or tertiary study reasons
  • to escape domestic violence
  • for an emergency
  • compassionate grounds.

Police can enforce these restrictions with fines of up to $50,000.

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Russell Collett