Mark McGowan has announced 4-day interim restrictions will be lifted.

After no further community cases recorded, Mark McGowan has announced Perth will see the interim restrictions lifted as of midnight Friday ie 12:01am Saturday.

“I can confirm that since this morning. And as of 7pm Tonight we have record, no new local cases and nearly all contacts, test results have now returned negative results of the 399 close contacts, all have now returned as a result of the 899, casual contact 800 have returned a negative result so far.

“These numbers are very pleasing, as has been the amount of testing completed overall since last Friday. So it’s Friday more than 50,000 tests have been completed. That is a fantastic result. Western Australians have heard the call to get tested, and did what needed to be done,” said Mr McGowan.

Interim Restrictions Will Be Lifted Midnight Friday

For the moment Perth and Peel will return to life as we knew it before lockdown, with a few restrictions to help keep us safe.

What are the 7-Day restrictions

“All things going well, and based on ongoing health advice, these few restrictions will only be in place for 7 days – coming to an end at 12.01am on Saturday 8 May,” said Mr McGowan.

These are the restrictions which will remain in place from 12:01am Saturday 1 May:

Masks will be mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport.

However, masks will only need to be worn outdoors where physical distancing is not possible. For example, at Optus Stadium, or at an outdoor fete. The same exceptions apply, including for medical reasons and primary school-aged children and younger.

Anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions since 17 April but has since travelled to another region must also continue to wear a mask subject to the above conditions.

If you leave your home, take your mask with you and, as always, use common sense.

There will also be a 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings. This is because masks are not required at home.

Nightclubs can open, but will be subject to the four square metre rule; with masks mandatory.

Indoor weddings and funerals will be permitted for up to 200 guests without requiring an exemption

One household can visit a patient per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility.

Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena and HBF Park can operate at 75% capacity.


Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars that provide seated service only, can open at 75% capacity or apply the 2sqm rule – whichever is greater.

The casino can reopen under the 2sqm rule.

Gyms, fitness centres, dance studios, beauty salons, hairdressers can open with the two square metre rule in place.

Indoor and outdoor community sport can resume with spectators.

Public venues, including, community centres, libraries, museums, galleries, recreation centres, can open with the two square metre rule in place.

Certain indoor and outdoor entertainment venues with fixed seating will be able to operate at 100% capacity, this includes theatres, concert halls, cinemas, comedy lounges and performing arts centres. Places of worship can reopen to 100% capacity.

For more information on these plans will be detailed on soon.

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