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A map of the southern tip of Western Australia with the capital city Perth highlighted. A warning symbol and a COVID spore.

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


Based on the latest health advice, new public health and social measures have been introduced for regions throughout WA from 6:00 am Monday, 21 February to help safely manage COVID in the community and keep Western Australians safe.

Select the region below to find out what public health and social measures are in place. 

Parents and carers are no longer required to quarantine while providing care to a child who is identified as a close contact of COVID-19 case.

Depending on the child's needs, a parent or carer may still need to stay at home to care for them while they quarantine.

The WA Health Department said families would need to take extra precautions and monitor themselves for symptoms.

These precautions include minimising physical contact with the close contact, sleeping separately from the close contact, using a separate bathroom if possible, washing their hands thoroughly, cleaning surfaces with disinfectant or diluted bleach solution, covering coughs and sneezes and wearing a mask in shared areas or while caring for members of the household.

Read more: New health advice for close contacts linked to WA schools

Baseline measures: No regions


Level 1 measures: No Regions


Level 2 measures: All of WA

Further public health and social measures (Level 2) may be introduced in the future to help reduce the increasing transmission of COVID-19 and hospitalisations, if necessary.

Gathering limits

  • Home gatherings are limited to a total of 10 people
  • Private outdoor gatherings limited to a total of 50 patrons for gatherings not held at a private residence

Capacity limits

2sqm rule outdoors and 4sqm rule indoors for the following venues:

  • Hospitality venues – seated service only
  • Fitness venues
  • Entertainment venues – seated service only
  • Galleries and museums
  • Places of worship
  • Hairdressers, beauty services, spas, tattoo and massage parlours
  • Nightclubs (250 patron capacity limit)
  • Perth Crown Complex (seated service only on casino gaming floor) 
  • Convention centres and function centres
  • Community, recreation or youth centre facilities

50 per cent capacity for seated entertainment venues that face forward, like cinemas, theatres and concert halls.

50 per cent capacity for major stadiums, such as Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park.

Events that require a COVID Event Checklist or COVID Event Plan with over 500 patrons are not permitted to go ahead.

Community sport will be permitted, with some measures in place, including for outdoor community sport, no spectators except for family and guardians and capacity limits for the use of courts or fields.

Masks

Masks are required for people aged 8 years and over (year 3 and over for schools) everywhere indoors, other than in the home, and unless an exemption applies.

Proof of vaccination

Proof of vaccination requirements remain.

For more information, see the Proof of vaccination frequently asked questions.

Hospitals, residential aged and disability care facilities

  • No visitors to hospitals, except for compassionate reasons e.g end of life, accompanying a child or a patient (i.e. with complex needs), supporting partner giving birth
  • Visitation at residential aged care and residential disability care facilities is limited to two visitors per resident per day with a negative RAT requirement for each visitor to enter.
  • Additional requirements also apply when visiting residential aged care facilities. 

COVID Events and Safety Plans

  • COVID Event Checklists required for events with more than 500 patrons and less than 1,000 patrons and COVID Event Plans required for large events with 1,000 patrons and above. See the Events page for more information.
  • COVID Safety Plans to be expanded to early childhood education and childcare services, hairdressers and barbers and encouraged for all workplaces. Businesses required to have COVID Safety Plans should have in place up to date COVID Safety Plans by 20 March 2022. See the COVID Safety Plan page for more information.

SafeWA and contact registers

You can help keep WA safe by checking in at businesses and venues using SafeWA, or by leaving your details on a contact register.

Most businesses and venues are required to maintain a contact register. The WA Government’s SafeWA app is an easy way for people to check in at businesses. A manual contact register must also be available.

Restrictions to travel to remote Aboriginal communities

Check the Remote Aboriginal communities travel page before travelling through remote areas in WA.

There are strict travel restrictions in place for travel to some remote Aboriginal communities, more vulnerable to COVID-19 than other Western Australians. It’s important to plan your trip to help navigate through remote areas and avoid entering restricted areas.

 

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