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WA – COVID Restrictions Update

Published January 31, 2021 (last updated July 28, 2021) Author: Employsure

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WA remains in a State of Emergency. Some important measures remain in place to help keep WA safe.

Capacity limits

There are no longer any capacity restrictions for venues and events. This means private gatherings, concerts, sporting games, and weddings can go ahead at full capacity.

Measures remain in place to keep these events safe:

SafeWA and contact registers

You can help keep WA safe by checking in at businesses and venues using SafeWA, or by leaving your details on a contact register.

Most businesses and venues are required to maintain a contact register. The WA Government’s SafeWA app is an easy way for people to check-in at businesses. A manual contact register must also be available.

Contact registers are essential in assisting contact tracers to identify people who may have been exposed to a positive case.

Aged care

To help protect people in aged care, family members can visit residents, but some additional restrictions are in place. You should not visit if you have:

  • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • been informed you are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • not had an up-to-date influenza vaccination
  • symptoms, including:
    • fever
    • recent history of fever
    • symptoms of acute respiratory infection (eg. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat)
    • loss of smell or taste

Additionally, quarantine centre workers must wear a face mask and keep 1.5 metres away from other people when visiting residential aged care facilities.  

Controlled border

Travel to and from interstate and New Zealand is permitted as part of WA’s controlled border arrangement, subject to conditions.

  • Everyone arriving must complete a G2G PASS before travelling.
  • If you are required to quarantine upon entering WA, the G2G Now app is encouraged to enable virtual quarantine checks.

Remote Aboriginal communities

Check the Remote Aboriginal communities travel page before travelling through remote areas in WA.

There are strict travel restrictions in place for travel to some remote Aboriginal communities, more vulnerable to COVID-19 than other Western Australians. It’s important to plan your trip to help navigate through remote areas and avoid entering restricted areas.

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Note from Employsure

The above is a general guide to the restrictions in WA. For official and detailed information, please visit the WA Government’s COVID website. If you need further information on how these restrictions impact your workplace as an employer, please get in touch with our advice line or, if you are not a client, we can assist you with free, initial advice on 1300 207 182.

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