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Mark McGowan brings in HUGE restrictions for the unvaccinated

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 13/01/2022 Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

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 later 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 © Provided by Daily Mail Premier Mark McGowan will introduce a number of controversial restrictions for the unvaccinated from January 31 in Western Australia From January 31, proof of Covid vaccinations will be required at the likes cafes, (pictured) pubs, restaurants, the casino and the zoo  © Provided by Daily Mail 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 in his state - 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 Covid 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:

 
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