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:
- current business guidelines
- easing of restrictions from 23 June 2021
- COVID Safety and COVID Event Plans
- travel within Western Australia
- WA's controlled border arrangement
- 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Visit our Dealing with coronavirus page for more information to help you manage your business during the pandemic.