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This article contains information about Western Australia and Perth Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules and restrictions.


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Current Restrictions


You should carry a mask with you when you leave the home.

Masks must be worn:

  • On public transport, including buses, ferries and trains.
  • For staff, visitors, and contractors at residential aged care facilities.
  • For all visitors to hospitals and disability facilities.
  • At events with a crowd capacity of more than 1,000 people, including at major stadiums (and including when entering and exiting the major stadium).
  • In all other circumstances where special mask requirements were in place prior to the special lockdown mask requirements. Wearing masks at airports and on flights are examples.

People who have been in Perth or Peel in the previous 14 days and are now in other regions must also follow these requirements.

Information for People with Disability and reasons not to wear masks.


Gatherings

  • Maximum of 100 people permitted for private gatherings in the home (indoors or outdoors).
  • Private gatherings in public areas (e.g. a birthday party in a park) can have up to 500 people.

Venue Capacity Limits

  • Places of worship will be able to have 100 per cent of the capacity of a space being used for formal worship.
  • Specified hospitality venues that only provide seated service are permitted to operate at 75 per cent of the seated capacity. This applies to:

    • Restaurants
    • Hotels (excluding bottleshops)
    • Cafes
    • Food courts
    • Bars with seated service only.

    Certain seated indoor and outdoor venues with fixed seating are permitted to operate at 75 per cent of the fixed seating capacity. This applies to:

    • WA’s major venues (Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium – Main Arena, HBF Park).
  • The 2sqm rule remains for all other venues. 

Residential Aged Care, Hospitals and Disability Care Facilities,

  • A hospital patient or resident of an aged care or disability facility may only have four visitors per resident, per day
  • Masks must be worn for all staff, visitors, and contractors at residential aged care facilities.
  • Masks must be worn for all visitors to hospitals and disability facilities.

Weddings

  • Can proceed with up to 200 guests and 2sqm rule applies
  • Exemptions can be sought for above 200 attendees where there is 2sqm of publicly accessible space per person.

Work

All businesses, workplaces and higher education can now reopen.


Education

All school and childcare centres to remain open, with the mandatory mask rule applying to all school staff and secondary students. Masks are not required for primary school students or for staff when they are teaching.


Contract Registers

It is vital that all Western Australians ensure they are registering their contact details at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory. The SafeWA app is an efficient and safe way to assist contact tracing if it is required.


Border rules

WA is in a safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, based on public health advice.

Travel is permitted into and around WA from interstate and New Zealand, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact with within the 14 days prior to travel. They are also subject to conditions, including completing a G2G PASS declaration prior to entry.

WA’s Chief Health Officer continues to closely monitor community transmission in other jurisdictions and will advise the WA Government if any changes to our borders are required to keep Western Australians protected.

See the Travelling to WA from New Zealand page for information about travel arrangements with New Zealand. 

Conditions for quarantine

As part of WA's safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, conditions of quarantine apply to travellers coming into WA. These conditions apply to travellers arriving from a low-risk state or territory. Travellers from medium risk states and territories are not permitted to enter unless exempt.

Very low-risk states and territories

(No community cases in at least 28 days)

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS to exit the airport.
  • Travellers from very low-risk states and territories are not required to quarantine.

Travellers from a very low-risk state or territory who have knowingly had contact with a person from a medium or low-risk state or territory in the 14 days before travelling will be subject to the same quarantine conditions as that person from the higher risk classification and must self-quarantine for 14 days when returning to WA.

Low-risk states and territories

(Less than 5 community cases per day on a 14-day rolling average)

  • Before travelling to WA, complete a mandatory G2G PASS registration and declaration.
  • You should wear a mask as directed.
  • On arrival at Perth Airport, complete a health screening.
  • Scan your G2G PASS and then verify you have suitable premises for self-quarantine.
  • If you have suitable premises, enter self-quarantine for 14 days. If not, you will be directed to enter a Government-approved quarantine facility at your own expense for 14 days.
  • You must present for a COVID-19 test on Day 11 if still in WA.

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low-risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

Medium risk states and territories

  • You are not permitted to enter without an exemption through G2G PASS.
  • If permitted entry, you must self-quarantine at suitable premises for 14 days. If a suitable premise is not available, you will be directed to a Government approved quarantine facility at your own expense.
  • Approved travellers are subject to a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 11 of quarantine, or at any point when symptoms develop. A mask must be worn while travelling to and from the COVID Clinic.
  • You must wear a mask from when you enter WA until you arrive at suitable self-quarantine premises or government-approved quarantine facilities. In addition, if travelling by air, you must also wear a mask on the flight while in WA airspace, and while inside the airport (with some exceptions – e.g. children under the age of 12 are not required to wear a mask). 

The G2G Now app enables virtual check-ins during your quarantine once you have entered WA. Travellers from low-risk states and territories are encouraged to download and use the app.

International arrivals

  • You must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days at your own expense.
  • You will be subject to a mandatory COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and on day 12 of quarantine.

Go to COVID-19 coronavirus: Controlled interstate border for more information. 


More information

COVID-19 in Western Australia latest updates  
COVID-19 coronavirus: Travel and quarantine

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