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Covid-19 Update 6 May 2021

New restrictions

From 12:01am Saturday 8 May 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 15 May 2021, the following restrictions will apply for hospitality venues:  

  • Hotels, bars, pubs, taverns and restaurants return to the one in 2 square metre rule (Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars that provide seated service only, can open at 75 per cent capacity or apply the 2sqm rule – whichever is greater)
  • The requirement to remain seated is removed
  • The casino gaming floor and nightclubs can reopen, subject to the 2sqm rule.
  • Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Park and HBF Stadium – Main Arena can operate at 75 per cent capacity, with masks mandatory.
  • 200-person limit on weddings and funerals. People who wish to have more than 200 people must apply for an exemption by completing the Weddings and funeral exemptions form and emailing it to DoH.WeddingsFunerals@health.wa.gov.au 


Masks are only required in the following settings:

  • Public transport
  • Hospitals
  • Aged care and disability facilities
  • Large events with more than 1,000 people


Additional restrictions

  • 100-person limit in all homes, for private indoor or outdoor gatherings.
  • Four personal visitors permitted per patient per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility, with masks mandatory.
  • Anyone who has been in Perth or Peel in the previous 14 days but has since travelled to another region must also wear a mask, subject to the above conditions.

Register of interest open for lockdown grants

The WA Government has today revealed more information on the $2,000 Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants program, which is designed to assist small businesses in the Perth and Peel regions affected by the recent lockdown and subsequent restrictions.

Businesses are encouraged to express their interest now to be notified when online applications open later this month. Click here to register now.


Eligible businesses must:

  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million
  • Be registered for GST purposes 
  • Be able to demonstrate losses incurred for perishable goods, cancellations or other unforeseen costs as a result of the ANZAC Day long weekend lockdown and subsequent restrictions.


More information

Please complete the Expression of Interest form to be kept up to date when grant applications open.

The program will be jointly managed by the Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Visit smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus for more information on how to manage disruption to your business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Australian Hotels Association (WA)

P 08 9321 7701

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E exec@ahawa.asn.au 

38 Parliament Place
West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 660
West Perth WA 6872

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