Border reopening update

The planned reopening of Western Australia's border to the rest of the world on February 5 will be delayed indefinitely, Premier Mark McGowan has announced. He said a new date would be considered during the next month. Some travel conditions are still set to change on February 5, including expanding the list of people exempt from the hard border, with a focus on those travelling into WA for compassionate reasons. But those people will still be required to isolate for 14 days.

Mask wearing requirements have eased

From 6pm on Friday, January 7, the mask mandate is easing and masks will only be required in vulnerable settings such as hospital settings and aged care facilities, as well as on public transport and in ride shares.

Public health advice

If you have visited an exposure site during the relevant times, you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location, unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If you have or develop symptoms, self-isolate and phone 13 COVID (13 26843).

Proof of vaccination requirements are ongoing.

Proof of vaccination requirements apply for certain venues such as nightclubs, music events above 500 people, and hospitality venues.

For more information visit the WA Government website.

Border / travel restrictions

From Saturday 5 February 2022, WA will embark on its Safe Transition and ease interstate and international borders. Additional public health and social measures will be introduced when WA transitions.

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