Last updated: 21 September 2020 at 11.34am
Due to the world-leading response to COVID in WA, Phase 4 started on Saturday, 27 June (11.59pm Friday, 26 June) and has resulted in further easing of restrictions, including:
- all existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed
- gathering limits now 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 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.
For WA's major sport and entertainment venues, a 50 per cent 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) and RAC Arena can hold 7150 (8250 for concerts).
Western Australians must continue to keep up physical distancing where possible and good personal hygiene to better protect themselves and the general health of our community.
The number of patrons allowed in the venue limit will be determined by the 2 square metre per person rule. Patrons should practice physical distancing, remaining at least 1.5m away from patrons from other households, and ensure good personal hygiene.
Yes. Please observe the following:
- maintain physical distancing
- the 2 square metres per person rule should be applied with particular attention to shared facilities and areas such as ablutions/camp kitchens and other communal areas
- good hygiene practices.
If we go into stage 5 on October 23, 2020 then we will be back to normal gatherings.
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