Western Australia to Introduce Hard Border Closures

Effective Midnight April 5th

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WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced a hard border closure for WA and urges any West Australians currently over east who are thinking about returning to WA to come home immediately.

Based on medical advice, a hard border closure will come into effect from midnight on Sunday April 5th, 2020.

A number of specific exemptions will be implemented to ensure our State can continue to operate and function.

The exemptions are currently being finalised, but they will include people who perform work functions including:
- Health services
- Emergency service workers
- Transport, freight and logistics
- Specialists skills, not available in WA,
- National or State security and governance, and
- Courts and judicial services;

There will also be exemptions for FIFO workers and their families, however strict 14-day self-isolation measures will need to be followed, when they first enter the State.

Further exemptions will also apply on specific compassionate grounds.

Currently, there are a list of services which are available if you need help:
WA COVID-19 Hotline - Phone 13 COVID

Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14
Beyond Blue - Phone 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline - Phone 1800 551 800
MensLine - Phone 1300 789 978
Jobseekers Contact Line - Phone 132 850
Small business advice – Phone 133 140

WA Content Team

3 April 2020

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