A 33-year-old woman is the first West Australian to be forced to wear an ankle bracelet after allegedly breaching quarantine by entertaining visitors.
The woman was fitted with the monitoring device on Friday after police said they caught two men at her Perth home on Thursday during a routine check on her mandatory 14-day isolation.
She had been allowed to enter the state from New South Wales on September 1, but was told to isolate herself for two weeks' coronavirus quarantine at a private Perth residence, WA Police said in a statement on Saturday.
A 33-year-old woman has become the first West Australian to be fitted with an ankle bracelet (stock image pictured) after allegedly entertaining two men at her home during quarantine
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson (pictured) who is also the WA State Emergency Coordinator, personally ordered the anklet to be fitted
The woman was fined $1,000 and was moved to a quarantine hotel.
She will not be allowed to remove the anklet until the end of her quarantine.
'After careful consideration of the circumstances of the breach and the woman's previous history, the State Emergency Coordinator formed a view that it was necessary to monitor her location during the quarantine period,' WA Police said in a statement.
West Australian Premier Mark McGowan said last month that people who were considered a flight-risk or who had a criminal history may be forced to wear the anklets.
Lockdown dodger Isata Jalloh, 19, (pictured) was fined $5,000 for flying from Adelaide to Perth and escaping hotel quarantine to go to a rap party with her friend Banchi Techana
Isata Jalloh and Banchi Techana (pictured together at Perth Airport) made rude gestures as they were put on a taxpayer funded flight back to Adelaide, telling media they were not sorry
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson, who is also the WA State Emergency Coordinator, personally ordered the anklet to be fitted.
Premier McGowan said he supported Mr Dawson's decision, saying it was for the safety of the community, and he hoped it sent a strong message to people who think they can break the state's coronavirus laws.
'You will be caught and you will have to face the full force of the law. Selfish behaviour in the middle of a pandemic will not be tolerated,' he told the West Australian newspaper.
Western Australia has so far bought 200 ankle bracelets for the pandemic.
Premier McGowan said the state had purchased the devices immediately after giving WA Police the emergency powers to order monitoring where necessary.
The woman is the first in Western Australia to be fitted with a monitoring anklet under the state's coronavirus State of Emergency laws.
West Australian man Paul John Lawrence had been expected to be the first person to get the anklet for coronavirus