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Businesses Welcome Further Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions from 6 June 2020

The implementation of Phase 3 of the Western Australian Government's COVID-19 WA roadmap will commence on 6 June 2020, which is welcome news for struggling Western Australian Businesses.

As per the Western Australian Government's website, phase 3 will facilitate additional businesses being permitted to reopen; and the number of people permitted at non-work gatherings increase due to the 4 square metre rule being revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.

Phase 3 will permit non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people per single undivided space, and up to 300 people in total per venue over multiple spaces (which is now called the "100/300 rule").

This paves the way for a number of business types to reopen, as follows:

  • weddings and funerals up to 100 people

  • food businesses and licensed premises with seated service

  • food courts with a seated service 

  • beauty services including nail, tanning and waxing salons

  • saunas, bath houses, wellness centres, float centres, spa and massage providers 

  • gyms, health clubs, indoor sports centres

  • contact sport and training

  • galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues (patrons must be seated

  • wildlife and amusement parks; and

  • arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres.

Businesses to Submit a COVID Safety Plan

Prior to reopening, all Western Australian businesses are required to submit a COVID Safety Plan to ensure they mitigate COVID-19 risks, with businesses that reopened during Phase 2 being required to update their existing COVID Safety Plans.

Business Agility have a number of packages available to help businesses reopen. For example, smart cafe owners will need to recalibrate their menu pricing on the basis of the one person per two square metre rule. Contact Business Agility for further information and a FREE initial consultation.

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