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COVID-19: Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further: Perth and Peel Region


Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further: Perth and Peel Region

The Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB
Archbishop of Perth

Ref: 2021.7

30 April 2021

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Premier announced last night that the Perth and Peel regions will move closer to the return of pre-lockdown life from 12.01 am Saturday, 1 May 2021.

The easing of restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions from 12.01am, Saturday 1 May, 2021 to 12.01 am Saturday 8 May 2021 will be in place as follows:

•    places of worship can reopen to 100% capacity; 
•    face masks are mandatory for indoor public venues, including in the workplace and on public transport unless exemptions apply; 
•    anyone who has been in the Perth or Peel regions since April 17 but has since travelled to another region must also wear a mask subject to the above conditions;
•    a 30-person limit in all homes for private gatherings; and
•    one household can visit a patient per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility.

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.

Anyone in an unaffected region who has been in Perth or Peel since 17 April must comply with mask-wearing requirements.

The WA Government’s full announcement outlining all restrictions relevant to the lockdown can be found at:

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