WA’s partial lock down

Feb 1, 2021 | News

Metropolitan Perth and parts of regional Western Australia entered a hard lock down over night.
Once again, mining has been deemed an “essential” industry and key players in the industry have reported that there will be little disruption to operations and exploration during the lock down which is in place until 6pm WST Friday February 5.

“Mining companies run at a very high standard compared to the rest of the community in terms of monitoring their workforces,” Dr Andrew Miller told The West Live today.

“In fact, I would be a bit provocative and say if the mining companies had been running the quarantine we might not be in this situation … (because) the fly-in, fly-outs certainly undertake their own testing regime and it’s very disappointing we weren’t having that level of testing being done in hotel quarantine.”