Further easing of COVID measures

• While no longer mandatory in most situations masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.

The following will take effect from 12.01am, Friday 29 April:


  • No longer mandatory except for high risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:
    • on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
    • airports
    • hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.
  • Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.

Close contacts

  • Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must:
    • undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test
    • wear a mask when leaving the house,
    • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, disability and aged care facilities, and correctional facilities
    • work from home, where possible
    • avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
  • They should also notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status.
  • Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.
  • If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.

Density and capacity limits

  • The 2 square metre rule removed for venues and businesses
  • Capacity limits removed for all entertainment venues, stadiums and events.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

  • No longer required to enter venues and businesses
  • Still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities
  • Mandatory workplace vaccination requirements will remain in place.


  • G2G Pass registration no longer required
  • Triple dose vaccination no longer required for interstate arrivals
  • Double dose vaccination requirement for international arrivals will continue as per Australian Government requirements
  • Unvaccinated Australian international arrivals to continue to quarantine for 7 days
  • Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remains restricted.


  • Two visitors permitted per patient per day
  • Essential visitors are also allowed at hospitals for compassionate reasons, birth partners, carers/parents/guardians etc.
  • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask.

Residential aged care and disability care facilities

  • Two visitors permitted per resident per day
  • Masks must be worn by staff and visitors indoors and outdoors
  • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations at residential aged care facilities.

COVID Safety and Event Plans

  • No longer mandatory but still encouraged.

Schools and early childcare

  • Remaining public health measures in place removed
  • Some preventative measures retained in schools including enhanced ventilation, mandatory vaccination and cleaning
  • 12 million free RATs provided to all schools and childcare facilities to distribute to parents and carers
  • Parents and students will be encouraged to collect tests, to ensure they are ready to test their children if symptoms develop.

From WA.gov.au

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