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  • Phase 4 easing of restrictions - 27 June 2020

    Western Australia looks set to move Phase 4 easing of restrictions from this Saturday, 27 June 2020.

    As part of Phase 4, from Saturday, the follow changes will occur

    • All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule will be removed. Gathering limits will only be determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm capacity rule;
    • The 2sqm rule will include staff only at venues that hold more than 500 patrons;
    • Removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises, meaning Western Australians can once again enjoy a beer while standing at a pub or bar;
    • No requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises;
    • All events will be permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals;
    • Unseated performances will be permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars and pubs;
    • Gyms can operate unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained; and

    For WA’s major sport and entertainment venues, a 50% capacity rule will apply. Therefore, under Phase 4 the temporary capacity of Optus Stadium will be 30,633 for sport events (35,000 for concerts), HBF Park can hold 10,150 (16,500 for concerts), RAC Arena can hold 7,150 (8,250 for concerts).

    Phase 5 of easing restrictions is expected to take effect on Saturday 18 July and will include removing ALL State restrictions except for the hard border with the eastern states and travel restrictions for remote Aboriginal communities.

    Remember to stay vigilant and help keep the community safe by:

    • practicing physical distancing,
    • good hygiene and,
    • download the COVID Safe App.

    Businesses will still need to display their COVID Safety Plan certificates.

    Find out more about WA’s roadmap - wa.gov.au/covid19roadmap

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