PHASE 2 EASING OF RESTRICTIONS – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YORK?

Published: Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:01:38 PM

The latest easing of restrictions by the WA Government is due to the continued low number of new COVID-19 cases. The easing of restrictions will begin the process of restarting the State’s economy by helping to get many Western Australians safely back to work.

The current health advice is that we can cautiously begin to re-open certain venues and facilities, and increase indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings to a maximum of 20 people, while of course continuing to practise social distancing and good personal hygiene.

From Monday 18th May:

RESTAURANTS, PUBS, CAFES

  • Indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings will be lifted to a maximum of 20 people, up from the current limit of 10 people.
  • Cafés, restaurants and pubs can reopen for dine-in service, limited to 20 patrons total whether inside or outside and with the 4 square metre rule applied.
  • All staff in hospitality venues must complete the COVID-19 Hygiene Course and prepare and display a COVID-19 Safety Plan (more info on the safety plan requirements is expected this week)

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, LIBRARIES, COMMUNITY FACILITIES

  • The limit on people attending weddings and funerals has been lifted to 20 attendees. But, if these are held outdoors up to 30 attendees will be allowed.
  • Places of worship, community facilities such as the Town Hall, Lesser Hall and the Library can re-open, limited to 20 patrons. Playgrounds remain closed until Phase 3.
  • The number of people who can participate in non-contact community sports will increase to 20 people. The York Recreation & Convention Centre Bar and Restaurant and Recreation Centre will remain closed for the time being.
  • Outdoor or indoor fitness classes with minimal shared equipment can take place, limited to 20 participants. This would include Yoga, Line Dancing, Mobility classes. The Gym will remain closed until Phase 3.  

REGIONAL TRAVEL

  • The new regional borders will allow travel between the South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth and Peel regions.
  • The York Visitors Centre will re-open from Monday 18 May.

You can read about WA's roadmap here.

The COVIDSafe app

It's important that along each step of this plan we continue to maintain the 1.5m social distancing rule, practice good hygiene and stay home when sick.

The best thing we can all do to support this plan is to download the COVIDSafe app!

CHRIS LINNELL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

For further queries, please contact: Chris Linnell, CEO. Email: records@york.wa.gov.au  Tel: 9641 2233

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