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Latest developments on coronavirus restrictions - 21 June

Last updated: 21 June 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
  • Businesses with venues need to update their COVID Safety Plans. 

Easing of restrictions from 23 June 2021

From 12:01am on Wednesday, 23 June, Western Australia will move into phase five of the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Phase five will see the removal of:

  • The 2sqm rule for businesses
  • The 75 per cent capacity limit for hospitality and entertainment venues
  • Limits on crowd sizes for events.

This means that all remaining capacity and gathering limits for venues and events in place since June 2020 will end.

COVID Safety Plans (updated 21 June)

All venues that were subject to restrictions on capacity must update and implement their COVID Safety Plans.

Event organisers must:

  • register events with more than 500 patrons
  • update and submit their COVID Safety Plans
  • complete and submit a COVID Event Checklist for events with 500-2,500 patrons
  • complete and submit a COVID Event Plan for events with more than 2,500 patrons.

Visit WA.gov.au to find out more about COVID Safety Plans.

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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