Sunday, 31 January, 2021
Authorities in Western Australia (WA) have announced a snap five-day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area, as well as Peel and South West regions. The lockdown effective at 6:00pm (AWST), Sunday January 31 until 6:00pm Friday, 5 February 2021 follows the detection of a new coronavirus disease (COVID) case. Residents will be allowed to leave home only to perform essential activities, including accessing healthcare and shopping for essentials. Schools, restaurants, bars, cinemas and gyms have been ordered to close.
The WA Government has instructed that masks are to be worn at all times when people are outside their place of residence, including while on public transport and at workplaces.
Our priority remains focused on ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients and community. To comply with the WA Government’s guidelines, the following measures will apply during the snap lockdown:
- The wearing of a mask will be mandatory in the workplace as our team assists incoming sample testing requirements and answering client queries, particularly for our clients operating in essential services;
- Work-from-home (WFH) arrangements will apply for some team members who are able to complete their role remotely of the lab; and
- Door signage is in place to assist with protective measures. Please adhere to the directions and guidance provided.
Further information and enquiries
The laboratory will remain open during the lockdown.
We would like to thank Michael and Todd for your immediate response on Sunday afternoon to ensure the team in Perth was responsive and the laboratory was compliant with the WA Government’s instructions. We also thank our clients and the wider community for your patience and understanding during these challenging times. Please stay safe and healthy.
Resources and references
We encourage our community in WA to get the latest information from the WA Government and Healthy WA websites.
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