With almost 50,000 Covid-19 tests completed, 0 positive cases and five days of hard lockdown restrictions are lifting.
From 6pm, Friday 5 February Perth and Peel regions will enter into a post-lockdown transition period until 12.01am, Sunday 14 February to allow the 14 day incubation period of the virus.
The south-west regions will return to pre-lockdown restrictions along with the rest of the state.
The restrictions in place for Perth and Peel includes:
- You are now able to leave your house
- Wearing a mask at all times in public unless exempt or for vigorous exercise outdoors
- All businesses and venues can reopen except for the casino and nightclubs
- The 4 square metre capacity rule is in place for hospitality, entertainment, public and fitness venues with a maximum of 150 people (excluding staff)
- 150 capacity at all events including weddings, funerals and community sport
- Seated service only at hospitality venues
- Dancing only permitted at weddings and dance studios
- 20 person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
- Visits to aged care and disability care facilities restricted to compassionate grounds
- Only essential travel permitted in and out of the Perth and Peel regions to other parts of WA.
Schools will once again open and start from Monday 8 February. Masks are required to be worn by all school staff and secondary students but are not required for primary school students.
Masks are also mandatory for staff at childcare facilities, as well as students and staff in higher education including TAFEs and universities.
Teaching staff are permitted to remove their mask if teaching at the front of the classroom to enable clear enunciation.
People who need to leave the Perth and Peel region for essential purposes must wear a mask at all times in other regions of WA, as per the rules in place for Perth and Peel.
Elective surgery at WA public hospitals will resume once the lockdown has ended, and people will be contacted directly to reschedule and rebook their appointments.
FIFO workers will once again be able to leave the Perth and Peel regions, but documentation will be required and they must follow strict health protocols.
Pre-lockdown requirements for the entire State still remain in place, including:
- WA’s controlled interstate border arrangements
- Mandatory contact registers for most WA businesses and venues
- Capacity restrictions for major venues
- Restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities.
Contact registers and SafeWA will continue as part of post-lockdown life. Currently, it is mandatory for most businesses to ensure a contact register is available for patrons.
From 6pm, Friday 5 February, it will also be mandatory for individuals to check-in at businesses required to keep a contact register.
Individuals could face penalties if they fail to check-in. As always, a common-sense approach will apply.