Public health and social measures to be expanded State-wide

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Level 1 public health and social measures to apply to the Kimberley from 6:00am, Saturday 26 February, and to apply state-wide from 6:00am, Monday 28 February.
A graphic showing expanded public health and social measures coming into effect for WA.

Based on the latest health advice, Level 1 public health and social measures will apply to:

  • Kimberley region from 6:00am tomorrow, Saturday 26 February
  • Gascoyne, Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions from 6:00am, Monday 28 February.

Level 1 public health measures were first introduced for Perth, Peel, South West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Pilbara regions on Monday 21 February to help manage the surge of Omicron, and will be expanded state-wide due to further community spread of COVID-19.

In addition to the existing indoor mask requirements, proof of vaccination, contact registration and restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities, Level 1 measures also include:

Gathering limits

  • Indoor gatherings at a private residence limited to a total of 30 people (including household members)
  • Outdoor gatherings at a private residence can have up to 200 people provided there is at least 2sqm of space per person (and no more than 30 people, including household members, indoors at any given time)
  • Private outdoor gatherings limited to a total of 200 patrons for gatherings not held at a private residence

Capacity limits

2sqm rule for:

  • Outdoor gatherings at a private residence
  • Hospitality venues
  • Fitness venues (including gyms, pilates, yoga and dance studios)
  • Entertainment venues
  • Museums and galleries
  • Places of worship
  • Hairdressers and beauty services
  • Perth Crown Complex and seated service only on casino gaming floor
  • Nightclubs (up to 500 maximum capacity)

75 per cent capacity for seated entertainment venues that face forward, like theatres and cinemas.

75 per cent capacity for major stadiums, such as Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park.

Hospitals, aged and disability care facilities

  • Visitation at residential aged care facilities, residential disability care facilities and hospitals limited to 4 visitors per patient/resident per day
  • Exemptions apply for compassionate reasons

COVID Events and Safety Plans

  • COVID Event Checklists required for events with more than 500 patrons and less than 1,000 patrons and COVID Event Plans required for large events with 1,000 patrons and above. See the Events page for more information.
  • COVID Safety Plans to be expanded to early childhood education and childcare services, hairdressers and barbers, and encouraged for all workplaces
  • Workplaces to implement COVID-19 safe settings to manage workforce impacts.

Further public health and social measures (Level 2) may be introduced in the future to help reduce increasing transmission of COVID-19 and hospitalisations, if necessary.

Page reviewed 25 February 2022