WA to wind back Covid restrictions from the end of March

Western Australia will see most level two restrictions lifted at the end of the month as the state hits the peak of its Omicron wave.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the decision was made due to the high levels of vaccination rates across the state resulting in low numbers of hospital and ICU admissions.

Convention and function centres and hospitality venues will be capped at 500 patrons with a 2-square-metre rule from March 31 until April 14 when they will “safely removed”.

Major stadiums, such as Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium (main area) and HBF Park will be capped at 75 per cent capacity, along with seated entertainment venues.

The Perth Crown Complex will see a 2-square-metre rule including the gaming floor. Standing service is to resume at hospitality venues and nightclubs

While check-ins are being scrapped for retail venues, proof of vaccination requirements for venues and workers will remain in place for the time being.