Phase 4 - Easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Published: Thursday, 4 June 2020 at 11:30:00 AM

Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap pushed back

10 July 2020

Based on the latest health advice, Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap, due to be implemented on Saturday, 18 July, has been pushed back.

The new tentative date will now be Saturday, 15 August.

A final decision on whether Phase 5 can proceed on this date will be decided in about 2 weeks’ time.

Phase 4 started on Saturday, 27 June (11.59pm Friday, 26 June) and resulted in: 

  • all existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed
  • gathering limits only determined by WA’s reduced 2 square metre rule
  • the 2 square metre rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
  • removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises
  • no requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises
  • alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements
  • all events permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals
  • unseated performances permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained
  • the casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.

Further information can be found here along with the COVID safety plan template and guidelines.

Businesses closed by the Directions under the Emergency Management Act must complete a COVID Safety Plan before reopening and display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate (available in the COVID safety plan business pack) in a visible location on the premises. 

Please note that premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.

COVID Safety Plans are an important part of ensuring that re-opening businesses does not increase the risk of spreading COVID-19. Failure to complete a COVID Safety Plan may mean your business is putting the community at risk.

COVID Safety Guidelines 

COVID Safety Plan

Food Businesses

Specific guidelines have been developed for food businesses and sport and recreation venues.

Refer to website for more information.

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