Gosnells community praised for lockdown response

Gosnells community praised for lockdown response

The City of Gosnells' Civic Centre remained closed to the public during the lockdown period.

Gosnells residents and business owners have been applauded for following the rules and working together over the past few days.

On Sunday, WA Premier Mark McGowan announced a five-day lockdown for the Perth metropolitan, Peel, and South-West regions.

The move came after a security guard, working at a quarantine hotel in Perth, tested positive for the UK strain of COVID-19.

After the announcement, supermarkets and pharmacies were quickly overrun with panic-buying shoppers.

Residents were ordered to stay home, while many businesses were forced to close their doors.

Adhering to the restrictions, the City of Gosnells’ civic centre, operations centre, libraries, and playgrounds will remain closed until the end of the lockdown period.

The city has also cancelled a range of programs and events.

Waste services and essential road/park maintenance services will continue on as scheduled.

“I would like to thank the City of Gosnells’ community for their patience and understanding during this lockdown,” Gosnells Mayor David Goode said.

“It is important we all do our part in following the directions provided, for the safety and wellbeing of all.

“For updates on the city’s ongoing response to COVID-19, please check our website regularly and follow our corporate Facebook page.”

Western Australia recorded zero cases between February 1 and 3, with the lockdown period on track to end at 6pm on February 5.

“We know how quickly this virus can spread. We cannot get complacent as we know how quickly these things can go bad,” Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire said.

“We all need to continue to listen to the instructions and follow the health advice.

“WA has done so well for so long but this week it is absolutely crucial that we stay home, maintain physical distancing and personal hygiene, and get tested if you have symptoms.”