A view of Perth looking through trees

Pending no further local cases, the five-day lockdown for the Perth, Peel and South-West regions will end as planned.

From 6 pm, Friday 5 February the following will come into effect:

  • Perth and Peel will enter into a post-lockdown transition period until 12.01 am, Sunday 14 February. This allows the full 14-day incubation period to run its course
  • South West will return straight to pre-lockdown conditions.

The post-lockdown transition period for Perth and Peel includes:

  • Wearing a mask when in public and while at work, unless exempt or for vigorous outdoor exercise
  • All business and venues can reopen, except for the casino and nightclubs
  • 4 square metre capacity rule in place for hospitality, entertainment, public and fitness venues, up to a maximum of 150 (excluding staff)
  • 150-person capacity at all events including weddings, funerals and community sport (includes players, officials and spectators)
  • Seated service only at hospitality venues
  • Dancing only permitted at weddings and dance studios
  • There is a 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • Visits to aged care and disability care facilities restricted to compassionate grounds
  • Residential school and boarding facilities can resume with a COVID Safety Plan
  • Only essential travel permitted in and out of the Perth and Peel regions to other parts of WA.

Under the post-lockdown transition measures, schools in Perth and Peel will start from Monday 8 February. Masks are required to be worn by all school staff and secondary students. They 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 6 pm, 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.

Go to Transition out of Lockdown for the latest information. 

Western Australia's border arrangement

Last updated: 4 February 2021 at 6:29pm

Following the latest public health advice, there is no change to entry conditions for travellers from Victoria who remain subject to 14 days of self-quarantine and COVID-19 testing. 

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

Interstate travel is permitted into and around WA, depending on where travellers have come from and who they’ve had contact 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 states and territories and will advise the WA Government if any changes to our borders are required to keep Western Australians protected.

Conditions for quarantine

As part of our 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
IDEAS COVID-19 Directory 

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