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Easing of Western Australia’s Coronavirus restrictions sees Premier tell people to get out and do what they enjoy

Easing of Western Australia’s Coronavirus restrictions sees Premier tell people to get out and do what they enjoy
June 6, 2020

West Australian has today taken a big step towards returning to normal life with third stage of eased Coronavirus restrictions enabling the operation of gyms, playgrounds, attractions and wildlife parks, cinemas, theatres and concert venues.

With the states one-person-per-4-square-metre rule abolished and replaced with a one-person-per-2-square-metre rule, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says it is time for people to enjoy their old pastimes.

While some restrictions remain, Premier McGowan said while the pandemic was not over "around the world" people should return to get out and do what they enjoy.

Speaking yesterday, Premier McGowan advised yesterday "from (Saturday), we can all go out and enjoy all of the good pastimes that we've put on hold over recent months.

"Can I also encourage all West Australians to get out there and holiday around our state … our regional communities have done it tough, our hotels, our cafes, our restaurants have done it tough."

Premier McGowan specifically urged people to support local businesses and tourism operators, adding “please get out there, spend your money, support our local businesses.”

He also anticipated the opening of a "vast majority" of businesses on would see tens of thousands of people return to work.

The easing on non-work gatherings has been raised from 20 to 100 people, while indoor and outdoor venues with multiple spaces can have up to 300 people divided into those areas.

All food businesses and licensed premises will be able to operate with seated service, and alcohol may be served without a meal while art galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen if patrons are seated and restrictions on the number of people allowed in to an area are adhered to.

Contact sport training can also now resume.

Leisure activities that can now operate include:

Gyms (staffed) and all fitness classes
Playgrounds and skate parks
Indoor play centres
Massage, saunas & wellness centres
Outdoor gym equipment

Galleries and museums
Wildlife parks including Perth Zoo
Amusement parks
Pool and snooker halls, tenpin bowling venues, gaming arcades and skating rinks

Concert venues

Among specific locations, Rottnest Island is also reopening, although Premier McGowan said it could be closed and used as a quarantine facility again in the future if necessary.

Perth Zoo is also reopening without a limit on the number of visitors, although people have been urged to pre-purchase tickets online.

The Kimberley has opened to the rest of the state after travel restrictions were lifted on Thursday night.

Images: Perth Zoo (top) and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan (below).

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