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COVID-19: Easing of Restrictions: Perth and Peel Region


Easing of Restrictions: Perth and Peel Region

The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth

Ref: 2021.8

07 May 2021

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Government has announced a further easing of restrictions in Perth and Peel as planned from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May 2021, until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May 2021 subject to no further outbreaks of COVID 19.  

The following will take effect from 12.01am on Saturday, 8 May 2021:
•    masks will only be required in the following settings:
o    public transport
o    hospitals
o    aged care and disability facilities
o    large events with more than 1,000 people;
•    a limit of four personal visitors will be permitted per patient/per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility, with the wearing of masks as a mandatory requirement; and
•    a 100-person limit in all homes, for private indoor or outdoor gatherings.

Anyone who has been in Perth or Peel in the previous 14 days, but has since travelled to another region, must also wear a mask, subject to the above conditions.

It is mandatory for places of worship and all Archdiocesan workplaces to have available the SafeWA App and/or paper based contact register for clergy, parishioners, staff, contractors and visitors.

The WA Government’s full announcement outlining all restrictions relevant to the lockdown can be found at: Perth and Peel restrictions significantly ease from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May (

Further updates relevant to the Archdiocese of Perth will be communicated on an ongoing basis in response to these developing circumstances and made available on the dedicated COVID-19 page on the website of the Archdiocese of Perth: 


Yours sincerely in Christ


Most Rev. Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth