COVID-19 Updates

IKON operating guidelines - 7Feb21

Post lockdown plan to come into effect 6pm, Friday, February 5

Pending no further local cases, the five-day lockdown for the Perth, Peel and South West regions will end as planned. From 6pm, Friday 5 February the following will come into effect:

  • Perth and Peel will enter into a post-lockdown transition period until 12.01am, Sunday 14 February. This allows the full 14-day incubation period to run its course
  • South West will return straight to pre-lockdown conditions.

The post-lockdown transition period for Perth and Peel includes:

  • Wearing a mask when in public and while at work, unless exempt or for vigorous outdoor exercise
  • All businesses can reopen, except for the casino and nightclubs
  • 4 square metre capacity rule in place for businesses and venues, up to a maximum of 150
  • 150-person capacity at all events including weddings, funerals and community sport
  • Seated service only at hospitality venues
  • Dancing only permitted at weddings and dance studios
  • 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
  • Visits to aged care and disability care facilities restricted to compassionate grounds
  • Residential school and boarding facilities can resume with a COVID Safety Plan
  • Only essential travel permitted in and out of the Perth and Peel regions to other parts of WA.

Under the post-lockdown transition measures, schools in Perth and Peel will start from Monday 8 February. Masks are required to be worn by all school staff and secondary students. They are not required for primary school students.

Masks are also mandatory for staff at childcare facilities, as well as students and staff in higher education including TAFEs and universities.

Teaching staff are permitted to remove their mask if teaching at the front of the classroom to enable clear enunciation.People who need to leave the Perth and Peel region for essential purposes must wear a mask at all times in other regions of WA, as per the rules in place for Perth and Peel.

Elective surgery at WA public hospitals will resume once the lockdown has ended, and people will be contacted directly to reschedule and rebook their appointments.

FIFO workers will once again be able to leave the Perth and Peel regions, but documentation will be required and they must follow strict health protocols.

Pre-lockdown requirements for the entire State still remain in place, including:

Contact registers and SafeWA will continue as part of post-lockdown life. Currently, it is mandatory for most businesses to ensure a contact register is available for patrons.

From 6pm, Friday 5 February, it will also be mandatory for individuals to check-in at businesses required to keep a contact register. Individuals could face penalties if they fail to check in. As always, a common-sense approach will apply.

For more information, see the Out of lockdown page.

31 March 2020
June State Council cancelled, teacher recruitment, Teachers' Health
30 March 2020
Travel restrictions, device data warning, jobs advertised, State Council recall elections and online learning opportunities with the ETC.
30 March 2020
Thank you to delegates who were able to participate in the two teleconferences with the Department of Training and Workforce Development, and informally, to push the Government to allow Colleges to pause face to face delivery – our efforts were not wasted. Thank you also for the delegates' amazing work supporting members in very difficult circumstances.

Resources 2021

  • 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
  • Full details of what the lockdown entails

Resources 2020

  • Urgent-Regional Travel Restrictions Directions - 1Apr20
  • Regional Travel Restrictions: Eligible remote schools - 1Apr20
  • COVID 19 Bulletin - 31 March 2020 Public Sector Labor Relations - Working from home and carer responsibilities