Western Australia Phase 5 has been delayed and the tentative new date is now Saturday, October 24th.
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan today announced that the Phase 5 easing of restrictions in the state would now be delayed a further 2 months.
The result of this announcement means that the Perth Royal Show for 2020 will now be cancelled.
“The decision on the Royal Show will come as a disappointment for many people, but right now we just cannot afford to take an unnecessary risk.” Mr McGowan said.
The announcement follows health advice regarding the situation in Victoria as Dr Andrew Robertson, had advised that it could take two months or longer for the outbreaks in Victoria to be fully under control.
Originally the tentative start date for Phase 5 was July 17, when first announced in June. We have since then extended Phase 4 three separate times, each for a two-week period and now will see a two month extension.
“I know this will cause frustration and problems for some sections of the community, but we are trying to find the right balance here, between protecting our community and keeping our economy as open as possible.” Mr McGowan said.
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.
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Western Australia COVID-19 Update
Overnight there was one more confirmed case of COVID-19 recorded in the latest Perth COVID-19 update.
The individual is a returning traveller and is in hotel quarantine.
There are now 5 active COVID-19 cases within Western Australia – all of which are in hotel quarantine.
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