ECHO responding to Perth lockdown

You’re probably already aware, at 12.45pm on Sunday, 31 January, the Premier announced there has been a confirmed case of community transmission in Perth.

WA has been in lockdown before, so we know what to do. The main difference, this time, is the infected person lives in Maylands, and has visited places near some clients’ homes, and close to ECHO’s head office.

Key points:

  • WA is in lockdown from 6pm Sunday, 31 January until 6pm Friday, 5 February
  • If you have visited any of the possible contact locations on the specified dates (see below), you MUST:
    • Get a COVID test immediately
    • Self-isolate until you have a confirmed negative result
    • Let ECHO know by calling 9271 7011, so we can make appropriate arrangements to keep you, our staff and our other clients safe
  • COVID testing centres have extended opening hours to help with the surge in testing; testing locations are available on the Healthy WA website
  • If you need to be tested, be prepared for queues – wear a hat and take water with you
  • From 6pm all non-essential travel and services are banned
  • At this stage, we understand essential services as:
    • Personal care
    • Medication prompts
    • Nursing
    • Other food services
    • Domestic assistance
    • Shop-by-list 
    • Transport to medical appointments
    • Social Support as required by phone or in person
  • ECHO will make adjustments to rosters to cancel non-essential services
  • Wearing a mask is MANDATORY at all times, when you’re not in your own home
  • The office will be closed during the lockdown – the front door will be locked and no visitors will be admitted
  • Most office staff will work from home during the lockdown
  • ECHO is expecting a LOT of phone calls over the next few days, so all office staff will be helping with the phone queue – please bear with us 
  • ECHO is working to secure more masks and PPE as a matter of urgency
  • More than ever, ECHO will be emphasising the importance of infection control procedures which include:
    • Sanitising shared spaces, equipment and vehicles before and after every use
    • Washing / sanitising your hands
    • Coughing into your elbow
    • Maintaining physical distancing of at least 1.5m even with a mask at all times.

As at time of writing, the full list of possible contact locations released by the WA Government ( is:

ColesMaylandsMonday 25 January8pm to 10pm
KFCMaylandsWednesday 27 January6pm to 12am (midnight)
Mitsubishi Motors car dealershipMidlandWednesday 27 January7pm to close
Spudshed Coventry VillageMorleyWednesday 27 January8pm to 12am (midnight)
Edith Cowan University Joondalup campusJoondalupThursday 28 January11am to 2pm
Consulate General of India, St Georges TerracePerthThursday 28 January12pm (midday) to 5pm
Halal Grocery StoreCloverdaleThursday 28 January7pm to 9pm
Venus Ladies and Gentleman Hair DesignMaylandsFriday 29 January1pm to 3pm
Perth Convention CentrePerthFriday 29 January4pm to 6pm
Nedlands Family Practice GP surgeryNedlandsFriday 29 January5pm to 6pm
Chemist WarehouseNorth PerthFriday 29 January5.30pm to 7.30pm
7-Eleven petrol stationAscotFriday 29 January8pm to 9pm
ColesMaylandsFriday 29 January8pm to 9pm
Puma Service StationBurswoodSaturday 30 January11am to 12pm (midday)
Coles Express/Shell Service StationCloverdaleSaturday 30 January12pm (midday) to 3pm
Pharmacy 777 Maylands Park Shopping CentreMaylandsSaturday 30 January2.30pm to 4pm
WA Government list of possible COVID-19 contact sites – if you have been at any of these locations during the times listed, you MUST: get a COVID test; self-isolate until you have a negative test result; let ECHO know, so we can work to keep you, our staff and other clients safe.

This list is likely to change as time goes on, please check for updates at

Please bear in mind, we have done this before, we know how to handle this.

Thanks to all our safety-conscious staff who have already been calling in with questions and concerns.

This is an evolving situation and we will pass on more information as soon as we can.

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