Phase 4 easing of COVID-19 restrictions will come into effect on Saturday 27th of June.
While Victoria is dealing with continue increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases, here in Perth and WA we will be entering Phase 4 of COVID restrictions being eased as Mark McGowan announced the next phase of our roadmap.
It has been 16 days since Phase 3 of COVID restriction easing launched and the success of this phase and the continue encouraging results within our community has allowed for the further easing of COVID-19 enforced restrictions within WA.
Our state’s handling and response to COVID-19 has been world leading, and soon we will be able to enjoy the benefits of that response, even more.Mark McGowan
WA Roadmap: Phase 4 Launch
Today Mark McGowan announced that on Saturday 27th of June Perth and WA will take another step closer to a normal life with the easing of further COVID-19 restrictions.
What is included in Phase 4
- All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule will be removed
- Gathering limits will only be determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm capacity rule
- The 2sqm rule will include staff only at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
- Removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises, meaning Western Australians can once again enjoy a beer while standing at a pub or bar
- No requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises
- All events will be permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals
- Unseated performances will be permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars and pubs
- Gyms can operate unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained
- The casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions
- Major sport and entertainment venues, a 50% capacity rule will apply
This means Optus Stadium will be 30,633 for sport events (35,000 for concerts), HBF Park can hold 10,150 (16,500 for concerts), RAC Arena can hold 7,150 (8,250 for concerts).
Phase 4 will be in play for 3 weeks as we then move towards Phase 5.
Phase 5 is penciled in for Saturday, July 18, 3 weeks after Phase 4. This phase will see the removal of 2sqm rule across the state and all other gathering restrictions and the 50% capacity rule for major venues and all kinds of major events will be able to take place in WA.
Phase 6 will be the removal of the hard state border, however there is no set date for the border removal given the current situation in Victoria.
No new cases of COVID-19 in WA overnight
This means there are now 605 total confirmed cases with only 3 active cases. These individuals are are all in hotel quarantine.
459 individuals were swabbed yesterday.
More to come.
Watch: Mark McGowan releases Phase 4 COVID restriction update