100 people will be allowed in venues from midnight 6th of June.
The day many West Australian’s have been looking forward to is nearly here as Mark McGowan has announced the commencement of Phase 3 WA & Perth COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted from midnight June 6th.
“We’ve been able to commence Phase 3 earlier than initially planned, due to consistently low numbers of COVID-19 and based on health advice, as has always been the case.Mark McGowan
What this means is that WA will be taking a big step towards normality as punters will now be allowed to gather indoors and outdoors much like we used to – which now seems like a lifetime ago.
Today it was announced by Premier Mark McGowan that the WA Government will allow 100 people in gatherings from next Saturday, when the next phase of restrictions is eased.
Under Phase 3, all food businesses will be able to operate with seated service, and alcohol can be served without a meal. So while venues will be able to open you won’t be able to just rock up for a pint without sitting down.
Health Minister Mr Cook stated that ensuring patrons are seated is of the highest importance as it significantly limits interactions outside of your designated area.
The Premier also confirmed all beauty therapy, massage, personal care services, saunas and wellness centres will be allowed to reopen.
In some venues 300 people will also be permitted in indoor and outdoor settings, where there are multiple divided spaces with only 100 people in each.
Further to the 300 rule this also allows galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen with the 100-300 rule followed and with patrons seated.
As for large community sporting facilities or wildlife parks that can accommodate more than 300 patrons, while allowing for two square metres per patron will need to apply for an exemption to the 300 patron limit for a decision to be made by the Chief Health Officer.
The latest Perth coronavirus update will also see travel permitted throughout Western Australia, including into the Kimberley region, pending the Commonwealth’s approval to remove the Biosecurity Area on June 5. However, access into remote Aboriginal communities will remain prohibited.
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Phase 4 will be finalised in the coming weeks, based on the advice from the Chief Health Officer and will take into account the impact of Phase 3 in the WA community.
“Phase 3 is a big step forward for our State. It allows more people to get out and enjoy a meal or a drink with friends and family, supporting local businesses.Mark McGowan
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