CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
Updated 9 November 2020
Australia is currently responding to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Business Events Perth is following the advice of Government. Our primary concern is to ensure our partners, members and event delegates are aware of the latest travel and gathering restrictions in place in Australia and are taking the best possible precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19.
The Western Australian Government has declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19 and has developed a roadmap, based on National Cabinet principles and health advice.
Due to the world-leading response to COVID-19 in Western Australia, the state is now in Phase 4 of its roadmap, with following restrictions in place:
- 2 square metre rule (except for seated and ticketed performances at seated entertainment spaces within selected venues)
- Capacity limits for WA’s major venues – Optus Stadium, HBF Park, HBF Stadium – Main Arena, and RAC Arena
- Restricted access to remote Aboriginal communities.
- WA border restrictions (see below).
WA State Border
Phase 4 included a closed or ‘hard’ state border, restricting entry to WA by interstate travellers without a valid exemption and imposing a self-quarantine arrangement on those with exemptions.
From Saturday, 14 November, WA will transition to a controlled border arrangement, based on the latest public health advice.
This means that visitors from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, which are considered ‘very low risk’ areas (no community cases for the past 28 days) will be allowed to travel into the State, and will no longer be required to self-quarantine.
Those travelling from New South Wales and Victoria will be allowed to enter Western Australia but will have to isolate for 14 days in a suitable location on arrival.
International travel to Australia
Australia’s borders are closed. Only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members can travel to Australia.
This border closure was implemented on midnight Saturday 28 March, and as such all travellers arriving in Australia via air or seaports must undergo 14 days isolation in the city of their arrival.
Where can I find more information?
- Australian Government
- The Government of Western Australia - Latest updates
- Western Australian Department of Health
- Australia Government Department of Health
- Travel advice
- World Health Organisation – Coronavirus Fact Page
- World Health Organisation – Coronavirus Q&A
- National Coronavirus Helpline – call 131 450 or 1800 020 080
- Download the Australian Government Coronavirus App to access to access up-to-date official information. Available on Android and Apple.
- Do your best to stay informed and use information from reputable sources, for example the coronavirus section of the WA Department of Health.