22 June 2020

WA Restrictions Easing to Phase Four

Premier Mark McGowan has detailed the next steps in the WA roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions, with our state moving into phase four from Saturday 27 June. 

Phase 4 will most likely be in place for the next three weeks with phases 5 and 6 also added to the plan. The WA Government hope to introduce phase 5 on Saturday 18 July, after carefully monitoring and considering the impact of phase four on the community. 

Phase 4 restrictions include:
• All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule will be removed. Gathering limits will only be determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm capacity rule;
• The 2sqm rule will include staff only at venues that hold more than 500 patrons;
• Removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises, meaning Western Australians can once again enjoy a beer while standing at a pub or bar;
• No requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises;
• All events will be permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals;
• Unseated performances will be permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars and pubs;
• Gyms can operate unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained; and
• The casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.

In addition to these changes, the Premier has also mentioned that the originally planned date for lifting border restrictions has been put on hold due to the recent spike in cases in Victoria. 

You might now be questioning what do these changes mean for our gymnastics clubs in WA? To remain successful in the fight against this virus, Gymnastics WA still urges all clubs to follow and implement the outlined cleanliness and hygiene requirements, previously set out by Gymnastics Western Australia and Gymnastics Australia's Chief Medical Officer, Kathy Yu. It is important to continue following all necessary guidelines within all gymnastics venues to keep our community safe and well.