COVID-19 coronavirus: What you can and can't do

Information about current restrictions in Western Australia.

Last updated: 24 February 2021 at 4:55pm

WA remains in a State of Emergency and to keep WA safe it is important to know what you can and can’t do.

General restrictions

The following restrictions remain in place. Click on the images to find out more.

Contact registers

  • Contact registers are mandatory at most businesses and venues to help with contact tracing.
  • The WA Government’s SafeWA app provides an efficient and safe way to record contact details, by allowing people to easily check-in at businesses and venues.

2 square metre rule

  • 2 square metre rule (except for seated and ticketed performances at seated entertainment spaces within selected venues and places of worship).
  • capacity limits for WA's major venues - Optus Stadium, HBF Park, HBF Stadium - Main Arena, and RAC Arena

Face masks

  • Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the following settings:
    • in an airport in WA
    • on an aircraft in WA or
    • travelling in a vehicle with a person who is subject to a quarantine direction (this includes personal vehicles, private cars, hired cars, ride-share vehicles or taxis).
  • It is also mandatory for quarantine centre workers to wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities.

WA’s controlled interstate border

  • WA’s controlled interstate border arrangement is based on public health advice, and permits travel to and from WA, subject to conditions.
  • Everyone arriving to WA must complete a G2G PASS before they travel.
  • If you are required to quarantine upon entering WA, it is encouraged that you download the G2G Now app to enable virtual quarantine checks.

Aged care

  • To help protect people in aged care, family members can visit residents, but some additional restrictions are in place.

You should not visit if you have:

  • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • a fever or symptoms of acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath)
  • not had an up-to-date influenza vaccination.

Additionally, quarantine centre workers must wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities.  

Remote Aboriginal communities

  • There are more than 200 remote Aboriginal communities who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than other Western Australians.
  • To help keep the communities safe from COVID-19, there are strict travel restrictions in place.

More information

WA remains in a State of Emergency, and various restrictions are enforceable by fines of up to $50,000 for individuals and $250,000 for businesses. Police officers also have the power to issue $1000 on-the-spot fines.

It’s important to maintain physical distancing where possible and use good personal hygiene to protect yourself and the general health of our community. 

Page reviewed 24 February 2021