The Latest on COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Published on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 9:27:10 AM


The four phase plan was developed with reference to the National Cabinet framework, taking into account the best health advice for WA.


Phase 2 begins on Monday, 18 May and includes:

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings lifted to 20 people
  • people are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable
  • cafés and restaurants can reopen with meal service (including pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino), limited to 20 patrons and the four square metre rule applied
  • weddings and funerals, limited to up to 20 attendees (30 for outdoor);
  • places of worship, community facilities and libraries to re-open, limited to 20 patrons
  • community sports (non-contact) limited to 20 people
  • outdoor or indoor fitness classes (minimal shared equipment) limited to 20 participants
  • public swimming pools can open under strict rules (one indoor pool and one outdoor pool), limited to 20 patrons per pool.


Regional travel restrictions are also being eased with travel being permitted between the following regions:-

  • between the South-West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth and Peel regions
  • between the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding Biosecurity zone)
  • within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the Biosecurity zone) 
  • within the Kimberley Local Government Areas (the Commonwealth’s Biosecurity zone remains in place).


Phase 3, which will commence around four weeks after the commencement of Phase 2, will involve further easing of restrictions on non-work gatherings, contact community sport, beauty therapy and  personal care services, auctions, public playgrounds, skate parks, cinemas, museums, zoos, galleries and concert venues. 

Phase 4 will be assessed and finalised in due course.

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The WA Government is encouraging residents to download the Australian Government’s COVIDSafe app.  Downloading the app is voluntary, but highly recommended by the Chief Medical Officer. It will help keep our community safe and ensure we can get back to normal as quickly as possible.

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