Perth and Peel lockdown ends tonight, with 2-staged restrictions for a week

Mark McGowan press conference
Premier McGowan announcing lockdown will be eased.

Premier Mark McGowan announced that Perth and Peel’s hard 4-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown will end at midnight tonight, but interim restrictions will be in place for the next three days, with some slight easing on Tuesday, up until next weekend…

Stage 1 for Saturday, Sunday and Monday:

  • Everyone must continue to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public places, while at work and on public transport, unless exempt or for outdoor vigorous exercise;
  • People who can work from home or remotely, are encouraged to do so;
  • Limit of 10 visitors to all homes;
  • Limit of 20 people for private outdoor gatherings;
  • Four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limit for restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, casinos, nightclubs, entertainment venues and public venues – for seated food and drink service only;
  • Four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limit for beauty, nail and hair services;
  • Public venues such as recreation centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums, swimming pools can open with the four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limit in place;
  • Universities, TAFEs and training services can reopen;
  • Places of worship can open with four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limit;
  • Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 20 guests;
  • Professional and outdoor community sports, including training, are permitted, but without spectators. Indoor community sport is not permitted;
  • Fitness venues including gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios can open with four square metre capacity rule and 20 patron limit in place;
  • No visitors to aged and disability facilities and hospitals, except for compassionate reasons and advocacy;
  • No visitors to residential aged care and/or disability facilities except for exceptional circumstances such as essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy; and,
  • No visitors to hospitals except for compassionate reasons, end of life, accompanying a child or supporting a partner giving birth.

Stage 2 from Tuesday to end of Sunday next week:

  • Masks will not be required outside where physical distancing is possible;
  • Masks will remain mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport. Exemptions apply including for medical reasons and primary school aged children or younger. People should use common sense and take a mask with them whenever they leave home;
  • 30 person limit will apply in all homes for indoor private gatherings and 150 person limit for outdoor private gatherings;
  • Two square metre capacity rule and 150 patron limit will apply to most venues, including weddings and funerals;
  • Indoor and outdoor community sport will be able to resume with spectators;
  • Patients in hospital, or people in aged care or a disability facility can have four personal visitors per day. Masks will remain mandatory for staff and visitors; and
  • Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena and HBF Park will be able to operate at 50% capacity.

Stay safe everyone. Get vaccinated.