Western Australia will enter Phase 5 of the Perth COVID-19 recovery roadmap on Wednesday.
It was good news over the weekend with the latest Perth COVID-19 updated announcement from Premier Mark McGowan signalling Western Australia will move to Phase 5 of the COVID-19 restriction easing.
What does Phase 5 actually mean?
This Wednesday Western Australia will proceed to Phase 5 of eased restrictions and remove all COVID-related capacity limits – allowing Western Australia will continue to lead the way in having some of the lightest COVID-19 restrictions in the world
This means that all venues state-wide will be allowed to return to 100% of their pre-COVID capacity, and all major events will be able to occur with no limit on size or crowds.
Venues will still be required to maintain contact registers and use the SafeWA app and have COVID Safety Plans in place.
“It’s another big step, and it will mean a lot to many local businesses who’ve worked hard to keep going through challenging conditions over the past 15 months.
Our controlled interstate border, and the international hard border, will remain in place – and are once again essential for allowing us to ease these restrictions within our State.” said Mr McGowan.
Western Australia by the numbers
After a week which saw Western Australia reach 0 active cases for the first time since the pandemic started, the state are currently monitoring 2 active cases.
- 1,020 total cases have been recorded in Western Australia
- 1,009 individuals have recovered
- Over 1,231,900 COVID-19 tests have been performed in WA
Western Australia Vaccination Rate
To date Western Australia has currently vaccinated 4.5% of the total population, well behind NT, ACT and TAS.
Over 500,000 first doses have been administered, which means in the coming weeks Western Australia should see the total percentage of vaccinations significantly increase.
For latest vaccinations updates visit the WA Gov dashboard wa.gov.au.
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