Armadale in lockdown

Armadale in lockdown

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Shelves are bare and public facilities in Armadale are closed due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

A security guard looking after overseas quarantining travellers has been identified as carrying the deadly disease.

On Sunday the McGowan government announced a five-day lockdown that sent shoppers into a frenzy.

Locals have taken to Facebook to complain about the ordeal, with one mother not able to find milk for her son and another unable to find formula.

“Thanks to all you panic buyers, now unable to buy formula for my five-month- old baby!” one local said.

Others used the opportunity to offer help such as dinner ingredients and masks.

“If anyone is genuinely stuck for dinner tonight, I have basic spag bol ingredients I can drop to you. Nothing fancy but will get you through,” said another local.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the City of Armadale closed facilities across the community.

The Council Administration, Orchard House, Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre, Champion Centre, Tourism Centre, History House Museum, Armadale, Seville Grove and Kelmscott Libraries, Roleystone Green Waste Facility and the Armadale Landfill and Recycling Facility will all be closed to the public this week.

Membership payments for AFAC have been suspended during the lockdown, including Swim School.

City of Armada Mayor, Ruth Butterfield said the city is doing its best to help the community through this difficult time.

“We understand these decisions will have a significant impact on our community, but they are essential for maintaining community health and safety,” she said.

“We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.”

Community bookings of city facilities, including halls, will be cancelled during this period.

Alternative booking dates will be arranged, or any refunds will be processed accordingly.

Rushton Park, Lions Park and the Tourism Centre toilets will remain open, with all other City Playgrounds, BBQ areas, skate and dog parks closed.

Essential services such as bin and verge collection will continue to be delivered.

Member for Armadale Tony Buti said he is proud of the Armadale community and believes they will do the right thing.

“The Armadale community is strong and considerate of one another. We have worked together for the past 12 months to make Western Australia the envy of the world during this difficult time,” he said.

“I am proud of my community and I know we will get through the current situation by continuing to do the right thing, which is based on the best of health advice to keep us safe.”