COVID-19 coronavirus: WA Roadmap

Here you will find our roadmap to carefully ease COVID-19 restrictions, including what this means for community and business.

Last updated: 28 May 2020 at 7.45am

The 4-phase roadmap will help get Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of restarting the State’s economy. It has been developed in conjunction with the National Cabinet principles and is based on the best health advice for WA. 

WA’s 4-phase roadmap


Phase 1

27 April 2020

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 10 people
  • outdoor personal training without shared equipment
  • recreation activities in compliance with travel restrictions and the 10-person rule, such as private picnics in the park, fishing, boating, hiking and camping
  • home opens and display villages open, in compliance with 10-person rule, appropriate record keeping and hygiene practices.

Phase 2

18 May 2020

Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 4 square metre rule apply to all activities.

Public gatherings

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 20 people
  • weddings and funerals up to 20 people inside or 30 outside.

Dining out

  • cafés and restaurants with meal service, including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino
  • up to 20 patrons.

Return to work

Western Australians are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable.

Regional travel

WA Regional borders map

Restrictions relaxed, with travel allowed:

  • between the South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Perth-Peel regions
  • between the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  • within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the biosecurity zone)
  • within Kimberley Local Government areas (the Federal Government's biosecurity zone remains in place).

Travel exemptions are still required to enter WA and travel between the 4 regions.

From Friday 29 May 2020 regional travel restrictions will be lifted, excluding travel to biosecurity zones within the Kimberley region, parts of Shire of East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and remote Aboriginal communities.

Fitness and recreation

  • non-contact community sports up to 20 participants
  • outdoor or indoor fitness classes with no shared equipment, up to 20 participants
  • public pools (1 indoor and multiple outdoor) permitted to open under strict rules and up to 20 patrons per pool.

Community facilities

  • places of worship, community facilities and libraries permitted to reopen
  • up to 20 patrons.

Advice for business

Businesses across Western Australia need to comply with conditions outlined in the COVID Safety Guidelines and prepare a COVID Safety Plan before they reopen, to protect staff and customers.

More information

For more information on Phase 2 easing of restrictions, please read our frequently asked questions.

Phase 3

To be finalised in coming weeks

Phase 3 will be based on the Chief Health Officer’s advice, taking into account infection rates across WA. It is expected to be implemented about 4 weeks from the start of Phase 2.

Phase 3 is expected to include:

  • further increases in the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings, including patrons at cafés, restaurants, weddings and funerals
  • possible further relaxation of regional travel restrictions
  • restrictions further relaxed for gyms, health clubs and indoor sport centres
  • contact community sport (indoor and outdoor) permitted, with gathering limits
  • beauty therapy and personal care services permitted
  • auction houses and real estate auctions permitted (not just online, as it is currently)
  • public playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, skate parks, zoos, cinemas, galleries, museums and concert venues permitted to open, with gathering limits.

Phase 4

To be confirmed

Phase 4 will be assessed and finalised in due course. Western Australia’s interstate border closure will remain in place. It’s expected to be the final restriction lifted.

Download the COVID-19 WA roadmap.

Page reviewed 28 May 2020
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