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Back to Baseline Settings in WA

Based on the latest health advice, effective 12:01am Friday 29 April, WA will be easing public health measures again – back to baseline settings.

Indoor mask mandate will be lifted.

No more masks required at venues, the office, or at indoor gatherings. Those aged 8-11 will no longer have to wear masks.

Going forward, masks will only be required for those aged 12 and over in:

– hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities,

– prisons and correctional facilities,

– airports and public transport,

– taxis and rideshare.

However, while they are no longer mandatory, masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.

All capacity and gathering limits will be lifted.

No two square metre rule, no caps on visitors to the home, weddings or funerals. No limits in stadiums or major events.

WA will join other states in removing quarantine requirements for asymptomatic close contacts, provided they adhere to strict requirements. These include wearing a mask, avoiding high risk and large gatherings, daily RAT testing, and working from home where possible.

Proof of vaccination requirement removed for entry to all venues except for hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

G2G pass requirement to enter WA will end, as will the three dose vaccination requirement for domestic arrivals.

International vaccination requirements will still be determined by Commonwealth settings, so the double dose requirement for international arrivals will continue.

WA’s requirement for unvaccinated Australian international arrivals to undertake seven days of isolation will also continue, but it will be reviewed in four weeks.

To help identify cases within schools and childcare, the State Government will provide 12 million free RATs to distribute across all schools and childcare facilities. Parents and students will be encouraged to collect tests to ensure they are ready to test their children or students develop symptoms.

For more information on restrictions and health advise, please visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/public-health-and-social-measures-ease-1201am-thursday-14-april