While Victoria grapples with a spike in coronavirus infections, WA is about to enter Phase 4 of its roadmap to recovery.
From this Saturday, June 27, Premier Mark McGowan said that West Australians can now, finally, enjoy a beer while standing up at the pub.
“It will allow even more activities to recommence in WA, and continue to make our state the envy of the nation, and the world.”
Here’s what Phase 4 includes:
- 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
- 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
- The casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions