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Lockdown transitional restrictions for Perth and Peel

Last updated: 8 May 2021

Transitional restrictions to businesses

The Premier has announced the following transitional restrictions to businesses within the Perth and Peel regions will be in place from 12:01am on Saturday 8 May until 12:01am on Saturday 15 May 2021.

  • The wearing of masks is required for people in Perth and Peel, and anyone in other regions who has visited Perth or Peel in the past 14 days:
    • on public transport
    • at events and venues with more than 1,000 people
    • for all staff and visitors to hospitals, disability and age care facilities
  • Nightclubs and the casino can re-open subject to the two square metre rule.
  • All other venues had already returned to their pre-lockdown capacity.
  • Patrons will be permitted to order and consume food and drinks while standing.
  • Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 200 guests without an exemption

Tips to help you manage your business during the transition out of lockdown

  1. Communicate with your customer base about the lockdown/business restrictions. If you are unable to trade, or can only trade at a reduced capacity, consider rescheduling any services to a later date. If you are allowed to provide 'click and deliver' services, inform your customers how they can support your business during the lockdown period.
     
  2. Review your staffing requirements and communicate with them. If you are unable to trade, or can trade at a reduced capacity, you may need to stand down employees or make alternative arrangements. Check FairWork or Labour Relations for more information. If you can trade, you may need to allow employees to work from home if possible. You should ensure appropriate information and communications technology (ICT) equipment and access is available. If employees are required to come to work, consider your staffing levels.
     
  3. Review your COVID-19 safety plans and ensure you have appropriate measures in place such as hand sanitiser if you are able to trade.
     
  4. If your business is required to maintain a contact register, ensure you have appropriate QR code signage (via the SafeWA app) and a manual register accessible to your customers.
     
  5. If your business operates indoors, you will need to ensure all staff are wearing face masks and that appropriate social distancing measures are in place.
     
  6. Consider contingencies you might need to put into place in the event of another lockdown or further restrictions are re-introduced.

More information

Visit WA.gov.au for more information on the transition out of lockdown in Perth and Peel.

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