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Capacity limits to go in WA

At 12.01am on Wednesday, 23 June capacity limits will be lifted in Western Australia as the state transitions to Phase Five in its COVID roadmap.

It’s great news for venues across the state as the final restrictions of the two square metre rule and 75 per cent capacity for hospitality and entertainment venues will be removed.

Even though it is good news the State Government said maintaining good hygiene standards remains crucial and that COVID-safe principles and mandatory contact registers will be upheld.

Premier Mark McGowan said: “WA has done a remarkable job over the past 18 months and this transition towards the end of our COVID-19 roadmap is a credit to each and every Western Australian.

“We’ve followed the health advice, been cautious and sensible, in an effort to crush this deadly virus in our community, all in the middle of a global pandemic.

“As a result our State’s economy continues to grow, it has roared back to life over the past 12 months, resulting in the lowest unemployment rate since 2013.

“The removal of the remainder of the capacity limits will be pleasing for many businesses right across WA and will also mean eventgoers can get back to enjoying their business.

“I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, but just like we said at the start of this – we’re all in this together, and together we succeeded.

“I want to acknowledge the incredible effort everyone living in WA has given to combatting COVID and I want to remind everyone to stay the course, for themselves, their family, their friends and the community.”

The Government said that WA’s Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the public health situation and provide further advice as is necessary. Phase Six includes the removal of WA’s controlled interstate border, and travel restrictions currently in place for some remote Aboriginal communities.

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