This article will be updated during the press conference.
WA Premier Mark McGowan reveals further relaxation of restrictions in the state. From 27th June (this Saturday), Phase 4 will be introduced.
This means that patron register for restaurants will be removed, major sports stadium/venues can hold events for 50% crowds, gyms can be unstaffed, unseat music venues and dining service will be permitted.
However, the two square meters rule will still be in place.
He says he has the confidence to return to normal in a “Covid safe way”, staying WA’s response has been enviable and world leading.
The hard border will remain for the time being, despite other states such as South Australia and Northern Territory are opening.
Phase 5 will be implemented July 18, meaning the removal of two square meter rules and major sporting venues can have full capacity.
Phase 6 will remove the hard border and travel restrictions for WA’s remote communities. There are no time frame for this phase at the moment.
Meanwhile, WA Health Minister Roger Cook says there are no new cases today in Western Australia, 3 active cases in hotel quarantine, 593 recovered, 459 swabbed at Covid19 clinics yesterday.