WA reopens border to VIC, eases business restrictions

WA reopens border to VIC, eases business restrictions

Photo: City of Perth

For the first time in almost a year, travellers from any part of the country can now enter Western Australia with a "very low risk" status after the border to Victoria reopened overnight.

Now that Victoria is in the ranks of all other states and territories for travelling into WA, travellers from the state will be able to enter WA provided they complete a G2G pass declaration, do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and will be willing to be tested on arrival.

Capacity has been increased to 75 per cent for a wide range of venues including restaurants, cafes, food courts, bars, theatres, concert halls, cinemas, comedy lounges, performing arts centres, places of worship, function centres, stadiums and funeral parlours, as well as community, recreation or youth centre facilities.

If the 2-square-metre rule is greater than 75 per cent capacity, the greater option will be permitted for these particular venues and events.

Meanwhile, the 2sqm rule will continue to apply to all other unfixed seating venues and facilities, including nightclubs, unseated events/festivals, galleries, libraries, sport and recreation facilities, museums, amusement parks, wildlife parks and the zoo, adult entertainment premises, outdoor venues with unfixed seating, pop-up events, casino and gambling venues, arcades, and events with COVID event plans.

WA first put a hard border in place to the rest of the country in April 2020.

Updated at 12:42pm AWST on 15 March 2021.

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