Western Australia’s public health and safety measures have eased, with new baseline settings now in effect.
Western Australia has transitioned to new baseline settings, which will see the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. As part of this transition, the following measures are no longer required:
- Capacity limits
- Contact registers, except hospitals
- Proof of vaccination requirements for customers
- Very high case load settings/furloughing policy
- COVID Safety Plans, COVID Event Checklists and COVID Event Plans (no longer mandatory, but encouraged)
Masks will only be required for people aged 12 and older in high-risk settings, including:
- residential aged care
- disability services facilities
- correction facilities
- the airport
- on public transport
- in rideshare and taxi services and other passenger transport.
Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.
Proof of vaccination requirements
Businesses will no longer be required to ask customers to show proof of double dose vaccination.
Mandatory workplace vaccination requirements will remain in place.
The two square metre rule and all capacity limits will be removed, except for hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
Close contact rules
From 12:01am on 29 April 2022, asymptomatic close contacts will no longer have to isolate for seven days, provided they:
- undertake daily Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)
- wear a mask outside the home
- avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, health care settings, disability and aged care facilities and correctional facilities
- work from home, where possible
- avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
- notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status
Symptomatic close contacts must isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols. If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further seven days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.
Travel into WA
From 12:01am on 29 April 2022, the following changes for travel into WA will apply:
- The G2G Pass requirement for arrivals into Western Australia will be removed.
- Vaccination requirements for interstate travellers will be removed
The double dose vaccination requirement for international arrivals will continue as per Commonwealth Government requirements. WA’s requirement for unvaccinated Australian international arrivals to quarantine for seven days will continue, with a review in four weeks.
Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remains restricted.