30 April 2021

COVID-19 Update - 30 April 2021

The Perth and Peel post-lockdown restrictions will be significantly eased from 12.01am Saturday, May 1.

The following eased transitional restrictions will take effect from 12.01am Saturday May 1 until 12.01am Saturday May 8:
- Masks are not required outside except where physical distancing is not possible.
- Masks are mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport. Exemptions apply including for medical reasons and primary school aged children or younger. People should use common sense and take a mask with them whenever they leave home;
- Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions since April 17 but has since travelled to another region must also wear a mask subject to the above conditions;
- 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings; nightclubs can open subject to the four square metre rule, with masks mandatory;
- Indoor and outdoor community sport can resume with spectators;
- Indoor weddings and funerals permitted for up to 200 guests without an exemption;
- Outdoor gatherings can take place with up to 500 people without a COVID event plan;
- One household can visit a patient per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility; and
- Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena and HBF Park can operate at 75 per cent capacity.

The following pre-lockdown measures will resume from 12.01am Saturday, May 1:
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Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars that provide seated service only, can open at 75 per cent capacity or apply the 2sqm rule – whichever is greater;
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Gyms, fitness centres, dance studios, beauty salons, hairdressers can open with the two square metre rule in place;
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Public venues, including, community centres, libraries, museums, galleries, recreation centres, can open with the two square metre rule in place;

All businesses, workplaces and higher education can now reopen.

It is vital that all Western Australians ensure they are registering their contact details at businesses and venues where contract registers are mandatory. The SafeWA App is an efficient and safe way to assist contract tracing if it is required.

For further information: https://bit.ly/3gQT872