Things are looking up in WA, with Phase 4 lifting of restrictions coming into effect on Saturday, June 27 (11.59pm Friday, June 26), meaning:
- All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed;
- Gathering limits now only determined by WA’s reduced 2sqm rule;
- The 2sqm rule will include staff only at venues that hold more than 500 patrons;
- Removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises;
- No requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises;
- Alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements;
- All events permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals;
- Unseated performances permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars, pubs and nightclubs;
- Gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained; and
- The casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.
For WA’s major sport and entertainment venues, a 50 per cent capacity rule will apply. Therefore, under Phase 4 the temporary capacity of Optus Stadium will be 30,633 for sport events (35,000 for concerts), HBF Park can hold 10,150 (16,500 for concerts) and RAC Arena can hold 7,150 (8,250 for concerts).