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:
- current business guidelines
- easing of restrictions from 10 April 2021
- 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
- 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.
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
- concert halls
- performing arts centres
- comedy lounges
- places of worship
The following businesses with dedicated seating are permitted to operate at 75 per cent of their total capacity:
The two square metre rule will continue to apply to:
- other music events
- all other venues and facilities with a mixture of seating and standing, unfixed seating or standing alone.
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.
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.