WA to ditch mask mandates and capacity limits for events and venues

Premier Mark McGowan has announced a relaxation of the state's Covid restrictions.

WA is set to ditch many of its Covid restrictions from Friday with the state’s mask mandate, density and capacity limits, proof of vaccination and G2G Pass requirements all set to go.

Masks will no longer mandatory except on public transport, airports and hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.

Density and capacity limits will be scrapped for venues and events, along with proof of Covid vaccinations. COVID Safety and Event Plans will also no longer be mandatory but are still encouraged.

The G2G Pass registration and mandate to be triple jabbed will also be dropped for interstate travellers.

“WA has secured the soft landing we planned thanks to efforts of Western Australians, our world-leading vaccination rates, and commonsense decision to delay the full border reopening,” said Premier Mark McGowan.

Tourism Council WA has welcomed the announcement saying the return to “baseline settings” was a huge step forward for tourism and events.

“The G2G border restrictions created uncertainty for international and interstate visitors, and it is great to once again have the ability to freely travel between Australian states,” said Tourism Council WA CEO Evan Hall.

“Western Australia is now open for business and the tourism industry looks forward to welcoming back visitors.

“With sporting teams and entertainers able to confidently travel and perform in front of full stadiums, Western Australia can look forward to experiencing major events once again.”