A number of locations in Perth have been placed on COVID alert, after health officials confirmed a case of the virus in a hotel quarantine guard.

The coronavirus case, believed to be the highly-contagious UK variant, has triggered a five-day hard lockdown in the WA capital.

The lockdown applies to the Perth metropolitan region, the Peel region and the south-west region.

Anyone who has attended the 16 locations below at the times listed must get a COVID test, and self-isolate until a negative result is returned.

But health officials are asking people not to “rush in” to testing clinics, which are likely to soon be placed under great pressure.

“We simply ask that you be tested over the coming days while you are isolating at home,” WA health minister Roger Cook told reporters on Sunday afternoon.

WA COVID hotspots

Coles in Maylands between 8pm and 10pm on January 25, and between 8pm and 9pm on January 29

KFC in Maylands between 6pm and midnight on January 27

Mitsubishi Motors in Midland between 7pm and closing time on January 27

Spudshed in Morley between 8pm and midnight on January 27

Arena Convenience Store (Grab N Go) at 3/69 Milligan Street in Perth between 2pm and 3pm on January 27

Edith Cowan University in Joondalup between 11am and 2pm on January 28

VFS Global Indian Visa Services at Level 1, 195 Adelaide Terrace in East Perth between 12.30pm and 3pm on January 28

Halal Grocery Store at 8/224 Belmont Avenue in Cloverdale between 7pm and 9pm on January 28

Venus Ladies and Gentleman Hair Design in Maylands between 1pm and 3pm on January 29

Perth Convention Centre between 4pm and 6pm on January 29

Nedlands Family Practice at Broadway Fair Shopping Centre in Nedlands between 5pm and 6pm on January 29

Chemist Warehouse in North Perth between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on January 29

7-Eleven at 194 Great Eastern Hwy in Ascot between 8pm and 9pm on January 29

Puma Service Station at 265 Great Eastern Hwy in Burswood between 11am and 12pm on January 30

Coles Express Shell service station at Wright St and Belmont Avenue in Cloverdale between 12pm and 1pm on January 30

Pharmacy 777 in Maylands between 2.30pm and 4pm on January 30

You can find the list of COVID exposure sites here.

COVID testing sites

A number of COVID testing clinics are now open, and all will operate until 10pm with extra staffing to cope with the increase in demand.

The health minister has requested that, if possible, people use clinics other than Royal Perth Hospital, which is expected to be the busiest site for testing.

The updated times for the metropolitan testing sites are:

Armadale Health Service, Ground Floor, 3056 Albany Highway, Mount Nasura

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 8am to 10pm

Fiona Stanley Hospital, Bedbrook Row, north-eastern end of hospital, Murdoch

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 8am to 10pm

Joondalup Hospital, Car Park P4, Regents Park Road, Joondalup

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 10am to 10pm

Rockingham General Hospital, Elanora Drive, Cooloongup

Weekdays: 10am to 10pm | Weekend: 10am to 10pm

Royal Perth Hospital, Ground Floor, Ainslie House, 48 Murray Street, Perth

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 8am to 10pm

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, C Block, Hospital Avenue, Nedlands (Car park entry off Winthrop Ave only)

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 8am to 10pm

St John of God Midland Hospital, Yelverton Drive, Midland

Weekdays: 8am to 10pm | Weekend: 8am to 10pm

You can find the full list of testing sites here.

Perth COVID case from quarantine hotel

The new case came from a male security guard, aged in his 20s, who works at the Sheraton Four Points quarantine hotel.

The guard was working on the same floor as a person who was in quarantine with the UK variant of COVID.

“The guard completed two 12 hour shifts on 26 and 27 January,” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Exactly how the infection was acquired remains under investigation.

“He developed symptoms on Thursday 28 January, and phoned in sick and did not go to work at the quarantine facility.”

Authorities are investigating how the breach happened but say he did not enter a hotel room.



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