CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – 29 MAY 2020
Last updated: 29 May 2020 at 11.22am
WA’s recent low numbers are encouraging, and the WA Government thanks the community for playing their part and taking this seriously.
We cannot be complacent and need everyone in WA to stay the course. This will give us the best chance of protecting every Western Australian.
The four-phase roadmap will help get Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of restarting the State’s economy. It has been developed in conjunction with the National Cabinet principles and is based on the best health advice for WA.
Phase 3, commencing 6 June 2020, will see an increase in the number of people at non-work gatherings and additional businesses will be permitted to reopen.
The 4 square metre rule will be revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.
Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 2 square metre rule will apply to all activities permitted in Phase 3.
- non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people per single undivided space, up to 300 people in total per venue over multiple spaces (100/300 rule)
- weddings and funerals up to 100 people
Food and beverage
- food businesses and licensed premises may operate but only with seated service
- alcohol may be served without a meal at licensed premises (patrons must be seated)
- food courts can reopen with a seated service
Wellbeing and health services
- all beauty services including nail, tanning and waxing salons can resume
- saunas, bath houses, wellness centres, float centres, spa and massage may reopen (100/300 rule)
Leisure and recreation
- gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres will be able to offer the normal range of activities, including use of all gym equipment (gyms must be staffed at all times and undertake regular cleaning)
- contact sport and training
- playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment are permitted to be used
- galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated. (100/300 rule)
- Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue (the 100/300 rule applies to indoor spaces and cafés/restaurants)
- wildlife and amusement parks can reopen (100/300 rule)
- arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres (100/300 rule)
- Rottnest island will reopen to the public
Parents/guardians will be able to enter school grounds to drop off or pick up their children.
Facilities may increase capacity to 100 patrons in each room, up to 300 per venue.
Western Australia’s remaining regional travel boundaries will be reduced further, as part of the WA Government’s gradual and safe easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
From Friday, 29 May 2020, Western Australia’s remaining regional travel boundaries have been lifted, except for the Australian Government biosecurity zones, including the Kimberley region, parts of the Shire of East Pilbara and Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku. Restrictions on entering 274 remote Aboriginal communities will remain in place.
For more details see regional travel information.
- TABs and Pub TABs may reopen for the purpose of betting and watching events and racing.
- Crown Casino gaming floor for the purpose of gambling to remain closed during phase 3.
Advice for business
WA businesses are reminded that they must submit a COVID Safety Plan, prior to reopening, to ensure they mitigate the risk of COVID-19, in line with health advice.
Premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.
Phase 4 – To be confirmed
Phase 4 will be assessed and finalised in due course.
For current information please check the following websites:
- HealthyWA – https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus – State information, or call 13 COVID (13 26843).
- Commonwealth Government of Health –https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources –
- State Government Coronavirus Page – https://www.wa.gov.au/covid19
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