Toodyay cafes suffer as virus roadblocks return
Police wearing face masks stop traffic on Toodyay Road at Morangup after Perth went into a new Covid-19 lockdown at the start of this month. Photo: Peter Harms.
LOCAL cafes and other tourism operators suffered a sudden downturn at the start of this month when the State Government imposed a new five-day emergency lockdown to contain a fresh outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 virus in Perth.
A police roadblock was reimposed on Toodyay Road near Morangup Road and officers turned away all motorists without an exemption or a valid reason to travel.Read more
Residents in Perth, Peel and South-West were ordered to stay home or wear face masks if they had go out in public for essential reasons such as to shop for food.
A smaLL number of people in Toodyay also began wearing Covid-19 face masks in public as a health precaution.
Stirling Terrace was noticeably quieter with fewer cars in the street and local cafes were largely empty except for a small number of regular local customers.
No new Covid-19 infections were recorded in Perth after three days of lockdown and at the time of going to press WA Premier Mark McGowan, said the week-long restrictions would most likely end on Friday February 5.