ISO becomes OUTso as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
Today Perth takes the first step back to normality as WA’s roadmap for Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions being lifted starts.
It’s no secret we have missed our locals or being able to head south to Margs, but I think it is safe to say that they have missed up even more as COVID-19 hit the hospitality and tourism industries hard.
But after a successful isolation period, Perth and WA is now opening back up even if it is small first steps.
Can I finally go out to the pub?
Perth punters are now able to visit pubs, cafes, restaurants etc as these businesses are now able to allow up to a max of 20 people into their venues at a time.
So while this might mean that some hospitality venues still won’t be able to open as it isn’t viable for them other pubs, cafes and restaurants around Perth have already seen in influx of bookings as we all look forward to a meal cooked by someone else and a frothie or glass of wine with friends and family outside of the house.
But which places are open? We have created an updating list of who is open, when and how so you can make sure to plan ahead and book your table.
Can I travel outside of Perth? Can I go Camping?
Yes you can travel and yes you can go camping.
Phase 2 of the WA roadmap allows for residents of Perth metro area to travel to Peel, Wheatbelt, South West & Great Southern regions.
This means that as of today you can load up the car and head down south which is Perth’s other favourite holiday destination after our favourite north of the river location – Bali.
As for camping – the only way we are really meant to isolate. A lot of camp grounds have opened up and are ready for campers to come stay. Be sure to check availability at some camp grounds and book in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.
More travel and camping reads on SoPerth.com.au:
- Lake Leschenaultia Camping: Everything You Need To Know
- Perth’s best road trips
- Camp By The Ocean: Top WA Beach Camping Spots
- 4 Swimming Reasons To Head To Collie For Your Next Road Trip
- 13 Secret Places Nobody Wants To Tell You About In Perth
- Relax At The South West’s Most Scenic Picnic Spots
- Explore the Most Incredible Swimming Holes in Perth & WA
- WA Travel Inspiration
If you are hoping to head east or even overseas for a holiday – this won’t be happening in Phase 2 and as McGowan has stated numerous times, WA’s hard border will likely be the last restriction to be lifted.
So enjoy WA and get amongst it in your own backyard.
Can I now have friends and family over my house?
Yes, we can now have an increased number of guests at your house
This means as of today you can have gatherings of up to 20 guests are now okay, provided people maintain safe social distancing practices and stay 1.5 metres apart.
Who’s looking forward the the family Sunday roast or BBQ cook up now.
What about health and beauty? Can I get my nails done?
Unfortunately no these are not part of Phase 2 restrictions lifted.
Beauty salons including nail, hair and tanning salons are still closed for their normal services. Please follow and continue to communicate to with your local salons for further updates and as the beauty and health industry continues to push for these restrictions to be eased.
As for gyms, these will also remain closed.
When can I take my kids to the Zoo?
Perth Zoo is not part of the Phase 2 opening and will fall into Phase 3.
A statement released on Perth Zoo website “At the moment I cannot give you a specific date, but what I can tell you is that the Zoo is listed as a venue for re-opening in Phase 3.”
Everything else in the community
Churches, libraries, and other community facilities can open, but have to also adhere to the came restrictions as pubs, restaurants, and cafes with a max capacity of 20.
Playgrounds are still closed to the community and are to be part of the Phase 3 restrictions lift.
Please remember while you are out to still practice social distancing and maintain hygiene practices to ensure we continue to move forward and open up Perth and WA back up.
For further information on WA’s COVID-19 Roadmap.