Public health measures to ease from Thursday, March 31

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Level 2 measures will be eased to suit the current Omicron wave from 12.01am Thursday, March 31.
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Thanks to the efforts of the WA community and based on the latest public health advice, public health and social measures will be eased to Level 1 to suit the current Omicron wave from 12.01am Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Masks

  • Mask wearing will continue to be required for people aged 8 years and above (and Year 3 and over in school), other than in the home.

Gatherings

  • Indoor home gatherings limited to a total of 30 people, including household members.
  • Outdoor home gatherings limited to a total of 200 people, with the 2sqm rule
  • Private outdoor gatherings in public spaces limited to a total of 200 people.

Density and capacity limits

  • 2sqm rule and a cap of 500 patrons, for two weeks only, for:
    • hospitality venues
    • nightclubs
    • convention centres or function centres.
  • 2sqm rule for:
    • fitness venues
    • entertainment venues
    • galleries and museums
    • places of worship
    • hairdressers and beauty services
    • Perth Crown Complex including the gaming floor.
  • 75 per cent capacity for:
    • seated entertainment venues (forward facing), such as theatres and cinemas.
    • major stadia, such as Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park.

Contact registration

  • Checking in will only be required for higher-risk venues that require proof of vaccination.
  • It will not be required at retail outlets and other lower-risk sites where only casual interaction is likely to occur. 

Hospitals, residential aged and disability care facilities

  • The limit of two visitors will remain per resident per day to residential aged and disability care facilities.
  • There will also be no change concerning essential visitors allowed to hospitals, for:
    • compassionate reasons such as end of life
    • accompanying a child or patient with complex needs
    • birthing partner
    • carer of a person with a disability, chronic illness and frailty.

Events

  • COVID Event Checklists required for events with more than 500 patrons and less than 1,000 patrons.
  • COVID Event Plans required for large events with 1,000 patrons and above.
  • 2sqm rule applies.

Community sport

  • Indoor community sports as per venue requirement.
  • Outdoor community sports are permitted with spectators.

Higher education and colleges

  • Higher education remains open, with masks required indoors.
  • Boarding schools remain open.

Critical worker, school and childcare settings

Page reviewed 28 March 2022