Bunbury has recorded one new case of COVID-19 overnight, linked to the cluster at a Kemerton lithium plant. It takes the total number of positive cases in the Greater Bunbury region to 21, after just one case was recorded at the weekend. The new case is one of 12 recorded Statewide on Monday, all linked to “known clusters”, including seven stemming from a Perth nightclub exposure site. Western Australia’s total number of active cases has now risen to 155. It is unknown whether the new Bunbury case is a worker at Albemarle’s lithium hydroxide plant, or a close contact. It comes on the first day of the State Government’s expanded vaccine mandate. Under the new rules, anyone aged 16 and over will be required to produce proof of double-dose vaccination to visit all hospitality venues — including restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs — as well as all indoor entertainment venues and gyms. It means Bunbury residents will need to prove their vaccination status to access the South West Sports Centre or other gyms in the region, to watch a movie, or visit a restaurant or cafe, but not to buy groceries, or watch outdoor sport. WA Health is also continuing to monitor an oil carrier with eight COVID-positive crew members on board, which is set to dock in Bunbury later this week. The MV Ballard, set to arrive in the city’s port on Thursday, is one of three vessels being monitored off the WA coast. The list of exposure sites in the South West remains at 55, with no new locations added on Sunday. A Nando’s store in South Bunbury and two Collie locations were among those added to the list on Saturday.