The WA State Government has released a phased plan for relaxing restrictions with a focus on measures that provide the greatest benefits to the economy with the least risk to future outbreaks.

The multi-phase roadmap will help get Western Australians back to work safely and begin the process of restarting the State’s economy. It has been developed in conjunction with the National Cabinet principles and is based on the best health advice for WA.

Western Australia is currently in phase 4 of the plan which removes all previously implemented gathering limits with the exception of the 2 square metre per person rule, which means hospitality venues and events can start to accept more patrons. Phase 4 will also allow stadiums to receive up to 50% capacity meaning Optus Stadium could potentially hold up to 30,000 fans.

Despite the safe introduction of Phase 4 in Western Australia, the implementation of Phase 5 has been postponed until 24 October following the outbreaks in Victoria and New South Wales and this date is provisional on further outbreaks in the Eastern States. Once implemented Phase 5 will remove the remaining COVID-19 related restrictions with the exception of the hard border closure, which will remain in place until community transmission in the Eastern States is fully under control.

Full details of this roadmap can be found here.