Second Phase of Transitional Restrictions Announced for Perth and Peel 

The Premier has announced that the current transitional restrictions applied to Perth and Peel regions in WA will lift at midnight Friday, with a further seven days of eased restrictions to be applied. 

This phase of transitional restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions is scheduled to end at 12:01am on Saturday, 8 May, and includes:
  • Masks are not required outside except where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Masks are mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport (previous exemptions to still apply)
  • 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings
  • Indoor and outdoor community sport can resume with spectators
  • Outdoor gatherings return to previous conditions with COVID event plans required for large events over 500 people
  • All business and venues can re-open with the majority eligible to return to previous capacity limits of 75 per cent or two square metres (nightclubs to have 4sqm capacity rule applied)
  • Gyms, fitness centres, dance studios, beauty salons, hairdressers can open with the two square metre rule in place
  • Public venues, including, community centres, libraries, museums, galleries, recreation centres, can open with the two square metre rule in place
  • Major stadiums to operate at 75 per cent capacity, with masks required
  • Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 200 guests with no need for an exemption
  • Visits to aged care and disability care facilities allowed, with visitors from one household per patient permitted per day
  • Elective surgeries to resume
  • Universities can resume in-person learning
  • Mask wearing requirements for those who travel from Perth and Peel regions to other parts of WA still apply.
Use of contact registers remains a requirement for venue operators and individuals, using the SafeWA app or the contact register available.

At the press conference, the Premier also announced a grants program providing $2000 grants to those small businesses most affected by the long weekend lockdown, with details on eligibility criteria and applications process to come in the next week.

The WALGA office will reopen on Monday, 3 May

For more information visit the WA Government website or email the COVID-19 Response Team