By Monday, level one public health and social measures will extend to all regions of WA.
Earlier this week, these measures were rolled out across Perth, Peel, South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, and Pilbara regions, while the rest of the state took on some baseline measures like mask wearing and proof of vaccination.
On Friday, Premier Mark McGowan announced that, as a priority, level one measures will also be enacted in the Kimberley, Gascoyne, Mid-West and Goldfields-Esperance regions.
From 6am on Saturday, February 26: Kimberley region
From 6am on Monday, February 28: Gascoyne, Mid-West and Goldfields-Esperance regions
These measures include:
– The two square metre rule in place for a range of businesses and venues, including hospitality, galleries and museums, places of worship, hairdressers, beauty salons and fitness centres.
– Indoor home gatherings will limited to 30 people.
– Private gatherings at the outside area of a home subject to the two square metre rule, and capped at 200 people – with no more than 30 people inside the residence at any one time.
– Private outdoor events not at the home capped at 200 people.
– Limits on hospital, disability care and aged care visitation – 4 visitors a day, with masks and vaccination mandatory. However, there will be exemptions for compassionate reasons.
Working from home will not be required, however businesses and offices should take appropriate steps to ensure their workplaces are COVID-safe.