The WA Government has announced the lifting of lockdown measures for the Perth and Peel regions effective from 12:01 am on 27 April 2021.
A post-lockdown transition will be in place until 12.01 am, Saturday 1 May.
The following measures will be in place:
- Continue wearing a mask in public, while at work and on public transport unless exemptions apply e.g. vigorous outdoor exercise
- 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor gatherings
- 20-patron capacity limit and 4sqm rule for:
Regional travel restrictions will be removed, but restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain in place.
Anyone in an unaffected region who has been in Perth or Peel since 17 April must comply with mask-wearing requirements.
For more information on the lockdown restrictions
QR Codes and Contact Tracing
SafeWA is the WA Government’s free online contact register app that’s easy to use, safe and contactless.
Whilst the list of businesses required to use the app does not specifically list self storage facilities it does state that “retailers (supermarkets, department stores, pharmacies, hardware and general retailers) and the retail components of other businesses (bank branches, post offices, manufacturing showrooms)”
CLICK HERE for the link to the SafeWA app
Key points to remember
- Adhere to your facility’s COVID Safe Plan.
- Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home unless an exception applies.
Can you refuse entry to your facility if a storer is not wearing a mask?
A Facility has an obligation of safety to its staff and storers and is permitted to do what it believes is reasonably required to protect their health and safety. The requirement to wear a face-covering has been made by the Western Australian Government to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Accordingly, a Facility can legally refuse access to people not wearing face coverings, unless one of the following exemptions applies:
- the person is an infant or a child under 12.
- the person has a physical or mental illness or disability, which makes wearing a face mask unsuitable.
- the person is communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
- the person is engaging in strenuous physical exercise (this could extend to moving goods in and out of a unit); or
- the person is consuming food, drink, or medicine.
Storers who are refused access do not have grounds to contest the Facility’s decision. A right not to be discriminated against based on not wearing a mask does not exist and a Storer’s refusal to wear a mask does not qualify as an act demonstrating freedom of political communication under the Australian Constitution.
If any Facility owner or member of staff is concerned about their well-being during any discussion with a storer not wearing a mask, they should immediately contact the police.
Remember that these restrictions are in place to slow the spread of coronavirus in Western Australia.