The Shire welcomes the easing of the Level 1 public health measures across the State which took effect from 12:01am Friday, 29 April 2022

Published on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 12:57:16 PM

Western Australia has secured its soft landing through the Omicron wave, making way for Level 1 public health measures to safely ease across the State from 12:01am Friday, 29 April 2022.

The public health and social measures to ease include:

  • 2sqm rule and capacity limits for venues and businesses removed.
  • G2G Pass no longer required.
  • Vaccination requirement for interstate arrivals into WA to be removed
    Masks no longer mandatory indoors – except for those aged 12 years and older (including Year 7s) in high risk settings including hospitals, residential aged and disability care, correctional facilities, public transport, rideshare, taxi services, other passenger transport, in airports and on aircraft. Mask wearing is encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.
  • Proof of vaccination removed from venues and businesses, but remains in place for residential aged care and hospitals.
  • Mandatory workplace vaccination policy remains in place.
  • Close contacts with no symptoms will not be required to isolate, but must wear a mask outside of the home, avoid high-risk settings, take a daily RAT test, work from home where possible, avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with at-risk people, and should inform their employer of their close contact status. Close contacts with symptoms must continue to test and isolate as per existing requirements.
  • Residential aged care and disability care residents can have two visitors per day. Hospital patients can have essential visitors and two additional visitors per day. Proof of vaccination applies for visitors.

More information regarding this announcement can be found here.

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