If you jump on the train or bus every morning for work then you’ll now be free to go maskless as the state government eases mask mandates on public and passenger transport.
Following on from the latest public health advice, mask-wearing requirements on all public and passenger transport have been eased from today (Friday September 9). That means you’ll no longer be required to wear a mask on Uber, Taxi, bus or train rides.
Mask wearing will still be required for high-risk settings like hospitals, correctional facilities, residential aged care, and disability service facilities to maintain protection for the more vulnerable.
Though it’s not a requirement anymore, the government is still encouraging people to wear them in crowded indoor settings where it is not possible to be physically distanced.
In line with the National Cabinet’s decisions, effective Friday 9 September, isolation requirements for COVID-19 positive cases and close contacts of COVID-19 positive cases will be reduced from seven days to five days, provided people have no symptoms.
Staff, elective patients and visitors may only enter high-risk facilities including hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability support accommodation if it has been seven days since they were identified as a case or a close contact.
Along with this visitation limits will also be eased for residential aged care and disability care, allowing the facilities to be able to determine the number of visitors permitted per resident each day. Proof of vaccination will still be required for those visiting.
Latest WA COVID Restrictions
- Mask mandate on public and passenger transport has eased as of 12:01am
- This includes all interstate and intrastate aircraft, public transport and rideshare
- Mask wearing still required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, prisons, aged and disability care facilities
- Masks are still encouraged for crowded indoor settings
- Isolation reduced to five days for people with no symptoms
- People may only enter high-risk facilities such as hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability support accommodation facilities after seven days from when they are identified as a case or close contact to protect very vulnerable people
- Visitor limits eased at aged and disability care facilities from today
You can visit wa.gov.au for more information.
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