COVID 19 easing of restrictions
We are now at phase 2 of the Western Australian road map which is as follows;
18 May 2020
Physical distancing, good hygiene, and the 4 square meter rule apply to all activities.
- Indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 20 people;
- Weddings and funerals up to 20 people inside or 30 outside.
- Cafés and restaurants with meal service, including within pubs, bars, clubs, hotels, and casino;
- Up to 20 patrons.
Western Australians are encouraged to return to work unless they are unwell or vulnerable.
Restrictions relaxed, with travel allowed:
- Between the South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Perth-Peel regions;
- Between the Mid-West, Gascoyne, and Pilbara regions (excluding the biosecurity zone);
- Within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the biosecurity zone);
- Within Kimberley Local Government areas (the Federal Government's biosecurity zone remains in place).
Travel exemptions are still required to enter WA and travel between the 4 regions.
From Friday 29 May 2020 regional travel restrictions will be lifted, excluding travel to biosecurity zones within the Kimberley region, parts of Shire of East Pilbara, and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and remote Aboriginal communities.
- Non-contact community sports up to 20 participants;
- Outdoor or indoor fitness classes with no shared equipment, up to 20 participants;
- Public pools (1 indoor and multiple outdoor) permitted to open under strict rules and up to 20 patrons per pool.
- Places of worship, community facilities, and libraries permitted to reopen;
- Up to 20 patrons.
What to look forward to?!
To be finalised in coming weeks
Phase 3 will be based on the Chief Health Officer’s advice, taking into account infection rates across WA. It is expected to be implemented about 4 weeks from the start of Phase 2.
Phase 3 is expected to include:
- Further increases in the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings, including patrons at cafés, restaurants, weddings, and funerals;
- Possible further relaxation of regional travel restrictions;
- Restrictions further relaxed for gyms, health clubs, and indoor sports centers;
- Contact community sport (indoor and outdoor) permitted, with gathering limits;
- Beauty therapy and personal care services permitted;
- Auction houses and real estate auctions permitted (not just online, as it is currently);
- Public playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, skate parks, zoos, cinemas, galleries, museums, and concert venues permitted to open, with gathering limits.
Notice: We will be limiting our trainee convoy size to 6 vehicles to meet with the above Western Australian COVID19 road map.