Perth COVID-19 Restrictions Ease: Everything You Need To Know About Masks & More

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Mask wearing and other measures to be rolled back.

WA’s success against its latest COVID-19 scare means the restrictions in place for the last week will begin easing from Saturday – 12:01 am.

But what can you expect to happen as of midnight on Saturday?

Masks

It’s just about time to rip off those masks.

Unfortunately, they will still be necessary in some situations.

These situations – mask wearing will remain mandatory on public transport and at events and venues with more than 1,000 people.

Sporting, dancing and gambling

Optus Stadium will be re-opened at 75 per cent capacity after events like the Western Derby went ahead without crowds this week.

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But since there will be more than 1,000 people in the stands masks will be mandatory.

The casino and nightclubs will also reopen – so get pumped for a Sunday session (remembering you might need to wear a mask depending on how many people show up).

Home gathering

The COVID-19 limits in place this week meant you could only have 30 people gather in your home.

But as of midnight on Saturday, that limit will increase to 100 people.

How long will these restrictions last?

The eased back restrictions will be in place until the end of next week – Saturday May 15 to be exact.

Coincidentally, that’s the same day Australia lifts its travel ban with India, so lots of changes to be looking out for.

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We won’t be seeing the number of flights we were before though, with only repatriation flights to start from May 15 to get those 900 vulnerable Australians out of India.

The other 8,000 or so Australians won’t have access to commercial flights for some time yet.

Feature image: AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

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