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COVID19 Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions Effective 6 June 20

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COVID19 Phase 3 Easing of Restrictions Effective 6 June 20

The following information was released by the WA State Government:

PHASE 3

Commencing 6 June 2020

Phase 3 will see an increase in the number of people at non-work gatherings and additional businesses will be permitted to reopen.

The 4 square metre rule will be revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.

Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 2 square metre rule will apply to all activities permitted in Phase 3.

Public gatherings

non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people per single undivided space, up to 300 people in total per venue over multiple spaces (100/300 rule)
weddings and funerals up to 100 people
Food and beverage

food businesses and licensed premises may operate but only with seated service
alcohol may be served without a meal at licensed premises (patrons must be seated)
food courts can reopen with a seated service
Wellbeing and health services

all beauty services including nail, tanning and waxing salons can resume
saunas, bath houses, wellness centres, float centres, spa and massage may reopen (100/300 rule)
Leisure and recreation

gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres will be able to offer the normal range of activities, including use of all gym equipment (gyms must be staffed at all times and undertake regular cleaning)
contact sport and training
playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment are permitted to be used
galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated. (100/300 rule)
Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue (the 100/300 rule applies to indoor spaces and cafés/restaurants)
wildlife and amusement parks can reopen (100/300 rule)
arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres (100/300 rule)
Rottnest island will reopen to the public
Education

Parents/guardians will be able to enter school grounds to drop off or pick up their children.

Community facilities

Facilities may increase capacity to 100 patrons in each room, up to 300 per venue.

Regional travel

Travel will be permitted throughout Western Australia, including into the Kimberley region, pending the Commonwealth’s approval to remove the Biosecurity Area on June 5. Access into remote Aboriginal communities will remain prohibited.

If going on holidays, continue to practice physical distancing and good hygiene, do not go on holiday if feeling unwell.

Gaming venues

TABs and Pub TABs may reopen for the purpose of betting and watching events and racing.
Crown Casino gaming floor for the purpose of gambling to remain closed during phase 3.
Advice for business

WA businesses are reminded that they must submit a COVID Safety Plan, prior to reopening, to ensure they mitigate the risk of COVID-19, in line with health advice.

Premises that opened during Phase 2 should update their COVID Safety Plans accordingly.

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