Read the statement from Main Roads.
Intrastate travel restrictions will be in place from 11:59pm Tuesday 31 March 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions will prevent non-essential travel across regional boundaries.
Exemptions do apply to those travelling across regional borders for:
- work purposes;
- to transport freight;
- to attend medical appointments;
- to attend school or an educational institution (where necessary);
- to those who do not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
- caring for family members; and
- compassionate grounds.
The State Government would like to make it clear that the freight industry will continue to operate.
Main Roads Western Australia is supporting WA Police with the introduction of these new measures by establishing checkpoints, supplying lighting towers and toilets at required checkpoints and mobilising variable message boards (VMBs) to provide advance messaging to road users.
People are encouraged, where possible, to assist police by preparing documentation, such as a letter/email/SMS from an employer, to support their travel.
The WA public is advised to stay home, or if you are currently outside of your region, you should return home immediately.
National parks and temporary accommodation will also be closed to tourists.
Police have the power to issue fines to anyone who chooses to ignore the order.