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Latest developments on coronavirus restrictions - 9 April

The State Government has announced the further easing of restrictions in the Perth and Peel regions from 12:01am on Saturday 1 May. Find out what this means for your business.

Last updated: 9 April 2021

Some changes to business activity and travel are in place to help manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These include: 

 

What are the current guidelines for business?

  • Mandatory contact registers are required for specified businesses
  • Businesses should maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning
  • Shared spaces should be carefully managed to ensure physical distancing
  • Businesses that were required to close under the Emergency Act 2005 should have a COVID Safety Plan and display a COVID Safety Certificate.

Easing of restrictions from 10 April 2021

From 12:01am on Saturday, 10 April, the following indoor and outdoor venues will be able to operate at 100 per cent of their fixed capacity seating:

  • auditoriums and amphitheatres
  • theatres
  • concert halls
  • performing arts centres
  • comedy lounges
  • cinemas
  • places of worship

The following businesses with dedicated seating are permitted to operate at 75 per cent of their total capacity:

  • restaurants
  • clubs
  • cafes

The two square metre rule will continue to apply to:

  • pubs
  • nightclubs
  • bars
  • other music events
  • all other venues and facilities with a mixture of seating and standing, unfixed seating or standing alone.

COVID Event Plans (updated 9 April)

A COVID-19 Event Plan is required for events with more than 500 patrons, including events that require additional local government authority approval to proceed. Event plans are not required for events that form part of business as usual for places that have an existing public building approval in place.

Visit WA.gov.au to find out more about COVID Event Plans, including the frequently asked questions.

Travel within Western Australia (updated 15 February)

Travel to remote Aboriginal communities is still restricted under the State Government's Emergency Management Act to limit the spread of COVID-19 in these communities.

Other intrastate travel is permitted, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with in the 14 days prior to travel.

WA's controlled border arrangement (updated 1 December)

On 14 November 2020, Western Australia introduced a controlled border arrangement for other parts of Australia.

Travellers from very low risk states and territories within Australia (those with 28 days of no community transmissions) can enter the state and will not be required to quarantine. Travellers from low risk states (those with a 14-day rolling average of less than five community cases per day) must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry. Travellers from medium risk states are not permitted to enter WA without an exemption.

All travellers into Western Australia will be required to complete a G2G Pass.

Find out more about the controlled border arrangement.

More information

Visit our Dealing with coronavirus page for more information to help you manage your business during the pandemic.

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