Mask rules and other public health measures to ease

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Mask wearing requirements will be eased on all public and passenger transport, and visitation limits will also be eased for residential aged and disability care facilities.
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Under the latest health advice, mask rules will be eased on all public and passenger transport, including trains, buses, rideshare services, taxis and domestic air travel from 12:01am, Friday 9 September.

Mask wearing will still be required for high-risk settings such as hospitals, healthcare settings, facilities for corrective services, residential aged care and disability service.

Western Australians are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces and where physical distancing is not possible, to help protect vulnerable members of the community.

To help keep the community safe, everyone is encouraged to isolate and test if feeling unwell with COVID-like symptoms.

The WA free RAT program provides a quick and effective form of testing for COVID-19, with free RATs available at drive-through collection points, vaccination clinics, offices of Members of Parliament, and regional testing clinics.

Visitation limits will be eased for residential aged care and disability care facilities. From Friday 2 September, individual facilities can determine the number of visitors allowed per resident each day.

Residential aged care and disability care facilities will continue to require masks to be worn by employees and visitors. Proof of vaccination is required to enter residential aged care facilities (not required to enter residential disability care facilities).

Page reviewed 14 September 2022