Perth and Peel lockdown restrictions to ease further

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The further easing of restrictions will see Perth and Peel move closer to returning to pre-lockdown life
People wearing masks inside a shop

The Perth and Peel post-lockdown restrictions will be significantly eased from 12.01am Saturday, May 1, with a small number of transitional measures in place until 12.01am, Saturday 8 May to see out the full 14-day incubation period.

The following eased transitional restrictions will take effect from 12.01am Saturday May 1 until 12.01am Saturday May 8:

  • Masks must be worn in public indoor areas, on public transport and outside where unable to physical distance e.g. shopping centres, stadiums etc.
  • 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings (indoors and outdoors) - masks are not required
  • Nightclubs can open subject to the 4sqm rule, with masks mandatory
  • Indoor and outdoor community sport can resume with spectators
  • Indoor weddings and funerals permitted for up to 200 guests without an exemption
  • Outdoor gatherings can take place with up to 500 people without a COVID event plan
  • A hospital patient or resident of an aged care or disability facility may only have one visitor per day
  • Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena and HBF Park can operate at 75 per cent capacity.

People should use common sense and take a mask with them whenever they leave home. Exemptions apply, including for medical reasons and primary school aged children or younger.

Anyone who has been in Perth or Peel since Saturday, April 17 and has since travelled to another region must also wear a mask subject to the above conditions. This also applies to anyone entering and then leaving Perth or Peel before Saturday 8 May.

The following pre-lockdown measures will resume from 12.01am Saturday, May 1:

  • Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars that provide seated service only, can open at 75 per cent capacity or apply the 2sqm rule – whichever is greater
  • Gyms, fitness centres, dance studios, beauty salons, hairdressers can open with the 2sqm rule in place
  • Public venues, including, community centres, libraries, museums, galleries, recreation centres, can open with the 2sqm rule in place.

All businesses, workplaces and higher education can now reopen.

All school and childcare centres to remain open, with the mandatory mask rule applying to all school staff and secondary students. Masks are not required for primary school students or for staff when they are teaching.

All elective surgeries are to resume. Places of worship can reopen to 100 per cent capacity.

Certain indoor and outdoor entertainment venues with fixed seating will be able to operate at 100 per cent capacity, including theatres, concert halls, cinemas, comedy lounges and performing arts centres.

The Casino can reopen subject to the 2sqm rule.

It is vital all Western Australians register their contact details at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory. The SafeWA app is an efficient and safe way to assist contact tracing if it is required.

For more information, see the media statement and the frequently asked questions

Page reviewed 1 May 2021