Premier Mark McGowan has announced the WA COVID-19 Phase 5 plan will be delayed a further 2 weeks.

Today Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced the COVID-19 Phase 5 plan will be delayed until August 29th.

“I’m sure this won’t come as much of a surprise, but we’ve delayed the tentative start date for Phase 5 by at least a further two weeks.”

Phase 5 was set to begin on August 15th, however, due to the continuing outbreak of cases in Victoria, Phase 5 has again been delayed.

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Phase 5 would have seen remaining restrictions removed, except WA’s hard border and access to remote Aboriginal communities.

It would have seen the removal of WA’s 2sqm rule and the 50% capacity for our major venues.

Whether WA COVID-19 Phase 5 plan starts on August 29th will be determined in the week leading up to the date and pending health advice.

Facebook: Mark McGowan Phase 5 announcement

https://www.facebook.com/MarkMcGowanMP/posts/4422907491060424

Update on Western Australia COVID-19 Case Numbers

Western Australia has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

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This now leaves 6 active cases in the state, all of which are currently in hotel quarantine.

Watch: Premier Mark McGowan provides latest Perth COVID-19 update

https://www.facebook.com/abcperth/videos/212255160219937

Further Perth coronavirus news on SoPerth.com.au.