What you need to know about Level 2 restrictions in WA.
Based on the latest health advice Perth and all of Western Australia will transition from Level 1 to Level 2 restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in WA.
Today Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced all of Western Australia, not just Perth, will move into Level 2 restrictions with the hope to ease rising COVID-19 cases within the state.
When will Level 2 Restrictions start?
Level 2 restrictions will be in place from Thursday 3/3 at 12:01am.
How long will Level 2 restrictions last?
The restrictions will be in place for 4 weeks until the end of March
Does this affect the WA border opening?
These restrictions will not affect the opening of the WA border.
What are the Level 2 restrictions?
The increased restrictions will see children from Years 3 having to wear masks in all public indoor settings and will see major venue capacity cut to a 50 per cent limit.
As a result of Western Australia’s current vaccination rate, the reviewed Level 2 measures will include:
- Children in Years 3-6 added to mask wearing requirements in all public indoor settings, usual exemptions apply.
- Home gatherings limited to a total of 10 people indoors and outdoors, except weddings and funerals.
- Private outdoor gatherings in a public space limited to 50 people.
- Two square metre rule and 150 person capacity limit indoors or outdoors for weddings and funerals, and for places of worship – no more than 10 people inside if held at a private residence.
- Two square metre rule and 150 patron capacity limit for fitness venues, hospitality, entertainment venues, nightclubs, and galleries and museums, with seated service only.
- Two square metre rule for hairdressers, tattoo parlours and beauty services.
- Two square metre rule and 500 person capacity limit for outdoor public venues and events, with mask wearing.
- Two square metre rule for public venues such as swimming pools and recreation centres.
- 50 per cent capacity limit for entertainment venues with forward facing seating such as theatres and cinemas, and for major stadia, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park – including mask wearing.
- Limit of two visitors per resident per day to aged care and disability care facilities.
- No visitors to hospitals except for spouses, parents or carers, birth partners or for compassionate reasons.
- Two square metre rule and 150 person capacity limit indoors or outdoors for higher education facilities including pathway colleges and English language schools.
- Indoor community sports as per venue requirement, with no spectators, except for parents or guardians.
- Outdoor community sports permitted with no spectators, except for parents or guardians.
- Four square metre rule and seated service only for the Crown Casino gaming floor.
For further Government updates visit wa.gov.au.