‘Stick by the rules and stay home’: Canning community

‘Stick by the rules and stay home’: Canning community

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The City of Canning's buildings will be closed to the general public until further notice.

Canning community members are being advised to stay safe and behave responsibly over the next couple of days.

Late last week, WA Premier Mark McGowan placed the Perth metropolitan, Peel, and South-West regions into lockdown.

The decision was made after a security guard, working at a quarantine hotel in Perth, tested positive for COVID-19.

Citizens were ordered to stay home for five days, until 6pm on February 5.

Health centres across WA, including the Canning Medical Centre, are taking the situation extremely seriously.

“We tell people on the phone, ‘Please arrive here with a mask on’. If they don’t, they will not be allowed in,” Canning Medical Centre practice manager Karen Armstrong said.

“It frustrating when they don’t, because it’s compulsory. Everyone outside of their homes is required to have a mask on.

“I believe we should all stick by the rules, and stay home as much as possible.”

The City of Canning was forced to close a number of facilities, including playgrounds, gyms, and youth centres.

The city’s civic and administration building, libraries, and aged care facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.

The Waste Transfer Station will remain open for those disposing of waste as part of their essential work.

Kerbside bin collections and bulk verge collections will take place as scheduled.

“We are closely following the advice of the state government to ensure we are part of a coordinated approach to deal with COVID-19,” a City of Canning spokesperson said.

“This week has been tough for all of us, but we’ve done it before and I have no doubt we can pull together to do it again.

“We have been lucky to experience great freedom here in WA over the last ten months.

“Hopefully, if we all do the right thing, we can go back to enjoying that freedom sooner rather than later.”

Visit canning.wa.gov.au/coronavirus or call 1300 422 664 for more details about the city’s operations during lockdown.