WA to open up in March but with re-imposed restrictions

The Western Australia’s government has acknowledged that the Omicron variant of COVID is not controllable and announced that the state will re-open its borders from the 3rd March. Premier Mark McGowan however, stopped short of acknowledging that Omicron is a much milder disease than previous variants and listed a number of conditions to the re-opening, including an indoor mask requirement extended state wide.

Other restrictions include “Level one measures” in certain areas, which includes Perth. There will be the 2metre rule in certain venues and up to 75% capacity allowance for large venues and venues with forward facing seats, such as theatres and cinemas.

Premier Mark McGowen was at pains in his statement to let people know that dancing and standing consumption of alcohol at venues is still allowed.

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