Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed he will introduce a number of controversial restrictions for unvaccinated residents from January 31 in Western Australia.
Those who are not jabbed will be banned from attending the likes of hospitals, cafes, pubs, sporting grounds and playgrounds.
McGowan told reporters ‘life will change significantly’ for the unvaccinated, who need to be ‘protected from themselves.’
He also stated the restrictions could be in place ‘for years.’
The premier also confirmed the unvaccinated will be barred from museums, the zoo, gyms, bottle shops and the entire Crown Casino complex.
Premier Mark McGowan will introduce a number of controversial restrictions for the unvaccinated from January 31 in Western Australia
Premier McGowan told reporters ‘life will change significantly’ for the unvaccinated, who need to be ‘protected from themselves’ (pictured, patrons at a pub in Perth)
From January 31, proof of Covid vaccinations will be required at the likes cafes, (pictured) pubs, restaurants, the casino and the zoo
From January 31, proof of vaccination will be required to visit public and private hospitals, aged care facilities, all hospitality venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, nightclubs, and dine-in fast food.
McGowan also had a message for those who are unvaccinated – get jabbed now.
‘These will be the broadest proof of vaccination requirements in the nation, and they will not be removed any time soon,’ he said.
‘We know that those in hospitals around the country are mainly unvaccinated people.
‘If you don’t get vaccinated, the message is clear – we will not let you put others at risk.’
Almost 95 per cent of Western Australian residents have had one dose of the vaccine, while 87 per cent have had both doses.
The bombshell update from the premier comes after WA recorded two new local Covid-19 cases and 14 travel-related cases overnight.
One of the cases is linked to a security guard from the luxury Hyatt Regency quarantine hotel who was infected with the Omicron variant by a returned traveller.
The second case is a household contact of a previously announced infection from a returned interstate traveller.
Both of the new cases were already in quarantine and are not considered a danger to the community.
New restrictions for the unvaccinated in Western Australia from January 31:
- Unvaccinated West Australians will soon be barred from a huge number of locations, including hospitals, gyms, cafes and bottle shops
- Premier Mark McGowan stated the restrictions could be in place ‘for years’
- Unvaccinated will also be banned from museums, the zoo and the entire Crown Casino complex
- Changes will be implemented from January 31, with Mr McGowan also having a message for those who have avoided getting jabbed – ‘do so now’