A string of restrictions will lift from midnight on Thursday, including the need to check-in, the Premier has announced.

Just in time for Easter, the WA government will ease Level 2 restrictions to Level 1.

This means the scrapping of all limits on private outdoor and home gatherings, as well as the 500-limit for all hospitality venues, nightclubs and function centres.

“That is what we said we would do – that is what we’re doing,” Mr McGowan said.

WA will also move to the national definition of close contacts.

Only household members and intimate partners of positive cases – or someone who has had more than four hours’ contact with a case in a residential setting without wearing a mask – will need to isolate.

McGowan said it meant more students in class and more people back at work.

“Schools will no longer have to or no longer need to contact trace classrooms or equivalent contacts when school resumes,” McGowan said before reminding of the importance of monitoring symptoms.

Contact registration, or using the Service WA app to check-in via a QR code, will only be required at hospitals – however venues may still require patrons to produce their vaccine certificate.

Full information is available at the WA government website.