COVID-19 Updates

6 May 2021

Restrictions will ease in Perth and Peel as planned from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May, subject to no further outbreaks. These restrictions remain in place until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May.

View the amended restrictions here.

2 May 2021

Additional measures have been put in place for Perth and Peel, including a requirement to wear masks indoors and outdoors, unless exempt.

This advice has been issued following new cases of COVID-19 detected in Perth on 1 May 2021.

A list of the potential exposure locations are available on the website. People are encouraged to check this page regularly, as the list will be updated as more locations are identified.

Anyone who has been to an exposure site should get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

Masks must be worn at all times outside the home, unless an exemption applies, and people must also continue checking-in through contact registers at relevant businesses and venues.

More information is available about current restrictions.

Source: "New Measures For Perth And Peel Based On Latest Public Health Advice". 2 May 2021.

30th April 2021

From 12.01am, Saturday 1 May, most restrictions in Perth and Peel will return to pre-lockdown conditions.

Some minor transitional restrictions, including the wearing of masks, will remain in place until 12.01am, Saturday 8 May.

For more information, visit

27/04/21: Post lockdown WA Public Schools Operating Guidelines: Perth & Peel regions

The Perth and Peel lockdown will end as planned from 12.01am, Tuesday 27 April.
A post-lockdown transition will be in place until 12.01am, Saturday 1 May.

The following measures will be in place:

  • Continue wearing a mask in public, while at work and on public transport unless exemptions apply e.g. vigorous outdoor exercise
  • 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • 20-patron capacity limit and 4sqm rule for:
    • cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs for seated food and drink service only
    • beauty salons, hairdressers and barbers
    • public venues such as recreation centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums and swimming pools
    • places of worship
    • entertainment venues
  • No visitors to aged and disability care facilities and hospitals, except for compassionate reasons and advocacy
  • Weddings and funerals can proceed with up to 100 guests, but require an exemption.
  • Professional and community sports, including training, permitted but without spectators
  • Elective surgery can proceed for category 1 and urgent category 2 surgeries only
  • Schools, childcare centres and TAFEs open - mask-wearing requirements apply for all school staff and secondary students, but not primary school students or staff when teaching
  • Universities open for online learning only
  • Fitness clubs, gyms, casinos and nightclubs remain closed

Regional travel restrictions will be removed, but restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain in place.

Anyone in an unaffected region who has been in Perth or Peel since 17 April must comply with mask-wearing requirements.



3 February 2021
On 31 January 2021, the Premier announced a five-day lockdown for Perth, Peel and South West regions.
2 February 2021
This is the latest from PSLR re public sector employees. Note point 2 which clarifies that all public sector workers whose work is non-essential are directed to work from home.
1 February 2021
On 31 January 2021, the Premier announced a five-day lockdown for Perth, Peel and South West regions.

Resources 2021

  • 27/04/21: Post lockdown WA Public Schools Operating Guidelines: Perth and Peel regions
  • IKON operating guidelines - 07/02/2021
  • Face covering directions: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACT 2005 (WA) Section 72A
  • IKON 5 day lockdown Guides & FAQ's - 02/02/2021
  • IKON 5 day lockdown Guide and FAQ's - 01/02/2021

Resources 2020

  • School restart will be guessing game: Editorial from today’s The West Australian by President Pat Byrne 22Apr20
  • Guidance Note: Extension of COVID-19 Leave Advice current as at 4.00 pm, 16 April 2020
  • Coronavirus WA education position and update number 15 - 6Apr20