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WA – COVID Restrictions Update

Published January 31, 2021 (last updated February 18, 2021) Author: Employsure

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The five day lockdown has ended, but some restrictions will remain for the Perth metro and Peel region until Sunday 14 February.

Restrictions on Businesses

  • A 4sqm rule will apply up to a maximum of 150 patrons (excluding staff) for hospitality, entertainment, public and fitness venues.
  • A 150-person capacity limit will apply at all events, including weddings, funerals and community sport (including players, officials and spectators)
  • Contact registers are mandatory for most businesses

Employees can return to work, although they must:

  • Wear a mask at the workplace
  • Stay home if unwell

The following businesses must close:

  • Nightclubs
  • Casino

Weddings and funerals

  • Maximum 150 people permitted.
  • Masks must be worn. 
  • Dancing at weddings is permitted.
  • If wedding is held at an entertainment or hospitality venue, 4 square metre rule also applies, up to 150 maximum.  

Face Mask Requirements

Masks are to be worn at all times when outside of your place of residence, this includes at workplaces and on public transport


You are not required to wear a mask if you

  • are a child aged 12 or under
  • have a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability, that makes wearing a mask unsuitable (for example, a skin condition, an intellectual disability, autism or trauma).

What is the Perth Metro and Peel Region?

The WA Government has an official map of the affected regions.

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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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