The Message is Clear - Stay Home this Easter

Published: Thursday, 9 April 2020 at 1:32:00 PM

A message from the WA Premier, Mark McGowan:
 
“As you know, we've had to put a lot of restrictions on travel and activity in WA lately. Our borders are now closed, and even Western Australians can't leave their region.
 
But I have to make one more request ahead of this Easter long weekend.
 
Please do not travel. Stay home.
 
It's true that under the regional restrictions it's still possible to go to some places. For example, Perth and Mandurah are in the same region. So are Bunbury and Margaret River, or Geraldton and Kalbarri. But that absolutely DOES NOT mean that travelling to those places for non-essential purposes is okay. NO ONE in Western Australia should be going on an Easter holiday.
 
We don't want to divide our State more than we already have, but we need everyone to do the right thing – especially this weekend. We just can't have people putting any of our communities at risk by moving around our State.
 
There are no excuses. 
 
So please, if you want to go camping, do it in your backyard. If the Easter Bunny is on the way, ask them to hide the eggs at home, not at a holiday home. We all love our trips, and we all have our traditions – but this year, they've got to go on hold. This won't last forever, and when it is all over, we'll all just appreciate them so much more.

Camping

And just to be clear, WA's campsites (meaning Parks and Wildlife Service sites - www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-community-advice) are now closed - your camping trip is just going to have to wait.
 
However, we know there are people that have nowhere to go, have no fixed address or are travellers from elsewhere that cannot find accommodation. For those people, some WA campgrounds remain open as a place to stay, if they need it.
 
For everyone else though, please stay home this weekend.”

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