COVID-19 coronavirus: WA Roadmap

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Phase 1

27 April 2020

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 10 people
  • outdoor personal training without shared equipment
  • recreation activities in compliance with travel restrictions and the 10-person rule, such as private picnics in the park, fishing, boating, hiking and camping
  • home opens and display villages open, in compliance with 10-person rule, appropriate record keeping and hygiene practices.

Phase 2

18 May 2020

Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 4 square metre rule apply to all activities.

Public gatherings

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 20 people
  • weddings and funerals up to 20 people inside or 30 outside.

Dining out

  • cafés and restaurants with meal service, including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino
  • up to 20 patrons.

Return to work

Western Australians are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable.

Regional travel

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From Friday 29 May regional travel restrictions have been lifted. Travel is now permitted throughout WA, except for entry into:

  • the Kimberley region
  • the biosecurity zones in parts of the Shire of East Pilbara that encompass the communities of Jigalong, Martu homeland communities and Kiwirrkurra
  • the biosecurity zones of the Shire of Ngaanyatarrak
  • remote Aboriginal communities

Travel exemptions are still required to enter WA and travel into the above areas.

Fitness and recreation

  • non-contact community sports up to 20 participants
  • outdoor or indoor fitness classes with no shared equipment, up to 20 participants
  • public pools (1 indoor and multiple outdoor) permitted to open under strict rules and up to 20 patrons per pool.

Community facilities

  • places of worship, community facilities and libraries permitted to reopen
  • up to 20 patrons.

Advice for business

Businesses across Western Australia need to comply with conditions outlined in the COVID Safety Guidelines and prepare a COVID Safety Plan before they reopen, to protect staff and customers.

More information

For more information on Phase 2 easing of restrictions, please read our frequently asked questions.

Phase 3

Commencing 6 June 2020

Phase 3 will see an increase in the number of people at non-work gatherings and additional businesses will be permitted to reopen.

The 4 square metre rule will be revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.

Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 2 square metre rule will apply to all activities permitted in Phase 3.

Public gatherings

  • non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people per single undivided space, up to 300 people in total per venue over multiple spaces (100/300 rule)
  • weddings and funerals up to 100 people

Food and beverage

  • food businesses and licensed premises may operate but only with seated service
  • alcohol may be served without a meal at licensed premises (patrons must be seated)
  • food courts can reopen with a seated service

Wellbeing and health services

  • all beauty services including nail, tanning and waxing salons can resume
  • saunas, bath houses, wellness centres, float centres, spa and massage may reopen (100/300 rule)

Leisure and recreation

  • gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres will be able to offer the normal range of activities, including use of all gym equipment (gyms must be staffed at all times and undertake regular cleaning)
  • contact sport and training
  • playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment are permitted to be used
  • galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated. (100/300 rule)
  • Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue (the 100/300 rule applies to indoor spaces and cafés/restaurants)
  • wildlife and amusement parks can reopen (100/300 rule)
  • arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres (100/300 rule)
  • Rottnest Island will reopen to the public

Education

Parents/guardians will be able to enter school grounds to drop off or pick up their children.

Community facilities

Facilities may increase capacity to 100 patrons in each room, up to 300 per venue.

Regional travel

Travel will be permitted throughout Western Australia, including into the Kimberley region, pending the Commonwealth’s approval to remove the Biosecurity Area on June 5. Access into remote Aboriginal communities will remain prohibited.

If going on holidays, continue to practice physical distancing and good hygiene, do not go on holiday if feeling unwell.

Gaming venues

  • TABs and Pub TABs may reopen for the purpose of betting and watching events and racing.
  • Crown Casino gaming floor for the purpose of gambling to remain closed during phase 3.

Advice for business

WA businesses are reminded that they must submit a COVID Safety Plan, prior to reopening, to ensure they mitigate the risk of COVID-19, in line with health advice.

Premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.

More information

For more information on Phase 3 easing of restrictions, please read our frequently asked questions.

Download the COVID-19 WA roadmap.

Phase 4

To be confirmed

Phase 4 will be assessed and finalised in due course.

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