COVID-19 update as at 03 August 2022


Based on the latest health advice, some public health and social measures apply throughout Western Australia to help safely manage COVID-19 in the community and keep Western Australians safe.

There is an increase of COVID-19 cases and new subvariants in the WA community, meaning there are more chances of infection and reinfection is now more likely for people who have had COVID-19. It’s important to understand the health measures in place to keep everyone safe.

While the baseline health measures continue, the following advice has been given by the State government:



Masks are required for people aged 12 years and older in the following settings: 

  • Hospitals and health care settings including:
    • GPs
    • Aboriginal health services
    • Dental and optical health clinics
    • Allied health services such as physiotherapy, radiology and occupational therapy services
  • Aged care facilities, residential care facilities including disability service facilities and mental health residential facilities
  • Public and passenger transport, including school buses, taxis and rideshare vehicles
  • Correctional facilities
  • Aircraft

Proof of vaccination

Showing proof of vaccination is not required when entering visiting venues and businesses.

Showing proof of vaccination is required to enter visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities (exemptions apply).



Visitors to hospitals are limited to the following:

Essential visitors

An ‘essential visitor’ includes someone who is:

  • a parent or guardian of a child
  • a parent or guardian of a person with complex needs or a person with a disability
  • a carer
  • a birthing partner
  • otherwise present for compassionate or other reasons approved by the hospital.

Other visitors

  • Non-essential visitors are limited to two people per patient per day during visitor hours and are in addition to an essential visitor.

All visitors are required to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask (unless an exception applies)


Residential aged and disability care facilities

  • Two visitors are permitted per resident per day
  • Masks must be worn by staff and visitors indoors and outdoors (unless an exception applies).
  • Proof of vaccination is required to enter residential aged care facilities but is not required to enter residential disability care facilities.

Restrictions to travel to remote Aboriginal communities

While restrictions on accessing remote Aboriginal communities have lifted, some communities may still decide to enforce their own restrictions on people entering. 


COVID Safety and Event Plans

COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines and COVID Event Plans, Checklists and Guidelines help ensure businesses actively mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and reduce its potential risk and spread, in line with the best available health advice.

Businesses are encouraged to complete COVID Safety and Event Plans and review and update them as necessary.