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Update on COVID-19 announcements: Western Australia


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Latest Update: 11 January 2021

The current WA restrictions are:

  • 2 square metre rule (except for seated and ticketed performances at seated entertainment spaces within selected venues and places of worship)
  • Capacity limits for WA's major venues: Optus Stadium, HBF Park, HBF Stadium – Main Arena, and RAC Arena
  • Restricted access to remote Aboriginal communities
  • Restricted access to residential aged care facilities
  • WA's controlled interstate border
  • Current "Hard Border" restrictions in place with Victoria, NSW and QLD

No review date has been set as yet for the current Hard Border restrictions.


Update: 6 June 2020

Premier Mark McGowan announced the easing of several current restrictions as of the 6th of June. The substantial changes include:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings has now been increased to a 100 people maximum(based on a reduction of the requirement from 4M to 2M per person)
  • Cafes, Restaurants including pubs can now return to normal meal services providing they can maintain the 2M per person distancing rules
  • People are being encouraged to return to workplaces if they are able to do so
  • All Intrastate travel restrictions will be removed from 6th of June with the Kimberley Biosecurity Zone being the last zone to be removed
  • No timeframe has been given for a removal of the interstate border restrictions as yet

The Government has indicated that these "Phase 3" restrictions will remain in place for the next four weeks and dependent on the Chief Health Officer's advice as reviewed after that.


Update: 29 May 2020

Premier Mark McGowan announced the easing of several current restrictions the substantial changes include:

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings has now been increased to a 20 people maximum
  • Cafes, Restaurants including pubs can now return to meal services providing they can maintain the 20 person maximum limit
  • Non contact community sport with a maximum of 20 people is now permitted as are other fitness activities that can maintain the 20 person maximum and do not require the use of shared equipment
  • People are being encouraged to return to work places if they are able to do so
  • Intrastate travel restrictions will be removed from the 29th of May with the only exception being the Kimberley Biosecurity Region that will be reviewed in the coming week

The Government has indicated that these "Phase 2" restrictions will remain in place for the next four weeks and dependent on the Chief Health Officer's advice, a review and a move to “Phase 3” will then commence.


Update: 11 May 2020

In Western Australia, the easing of several current restrictions will take place from Monday, May 18.  The substantial changes include:

  • Attendance at indoor and outdoor gatherings has now been increased to a 20 people maximum
  • Cafes, Restaurants including pubs can return to meal services providing they can maintain the 20-person maximum limit
  • Non-contact community sport with a maximum of 20 people is permitted as are other fitness activities that can maintain the 20-person maximum and do not require the use of shared equipment
  • People are being encouraged to return to workplaces if they are able to do so
  • Intrastate travel restrictions will be eased from 13 zones to 4 throughout WA but no changes will be made to the Interstate restrictions at this stage

The Government has indicated that these “Phase 2” restrictions will remain in place for the next 4 weeks and dependant on the Chief Health Officers advice a review and a move to “Phase 3” will be then commence.

Businesses seeking to reopen, including hospitality, sports and recreation, community and cultural venues, will need to complete an official COVID Safety Plan.

The WA Government has begun consulting with key stakeholders to develop COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines, which will be available at https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-business-and-industry-advice by Friday, May 15.


Update 7 May 2020

As of 27th of April, social restrictions will be eased slightly. Up to 10 people will be allowed to leave home to visit friends or family, observing social distance and hygiene protocols. Some previously closed camping grounds and parks will also be reopened as of the 1st of May.

This week has seen school students return with protocols put in place to manage student activities and both pick up and drop off of the students to minimise non-student activity on campus.

Intrastate travel restrictions and interstate restrictions still remain in place and as yet a review date has not been given on any proposed relaxing of these restrictions.

Kristian Stratton
State Manager WA
Ai Group