The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth
Monday 28 June 2021
The Premier has this evening advised that from 12.01am, Tuesday, 29 June 2021, Perth and the Peel Region will enter into a four (4) day lockdown until 12.01am, Saturday, 3 July 2021.
During the lockdown period:
• schools will remain open (with masks required except for primary school children or while teaching).
• private gatherings are not permitted – visitors at home are only permitted for essential services, critical maintenance, caregiving or compassionate reasons.
• visits to hospitals are prohibited except for compassionate reasons (e.g. end of life).
• visits to aged/disability care facilities are prohibited except for essential care, compassionate reasons and end of life advocacy.
Weddings are restricted to five (5) people. Funerals are allowed, but will be limited to ten (10) people, not including staff. Masks must be worn by all people attending a wedding or a funeral.
Religious gatherings (excluding weddings and funerals) are suspended, and places of worship in the Perth metro and Peel region are to close (with the exception of the conduct of weddings and funerals).
The WA Government’s full announcement outlining all restrictions relevant to the lockdown can be found at: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates.
Further updates relevant to the Archdiocese of Perth will be communicated on an ongoing basis in response to these developing circumstances and made available on the dedicated COVID-19 page on the website of the Archdiocese of Perth: http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/COVID19.htm
Further updates can be accessed on the WA Government’s website: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
You are invited to share this update with your people.
Yours sincerely in Christ