Coronavirus weekly update - Institute for Respiratory Health

Coronavirus weekly update

Friday, April 01, 2022 | News

Things you need to know about the coronavirus today:

  1. WA’s current coronavirus case load means two in every 100 people currently have the virus.
  2. Figures are still yet to reach their expected peak with numbers sitting at 9,727. One-third of last week’s infections came from children aged under 18.
  3. Coronavirus restrictions were eased yesterday, reducing capacity limits and the number of venues where check-ins are required. Changes include:

You’ll be allowed to have 30 people in your home, up from 10, or 200 outdoors.

Cafes, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and function centres will still be kept to the 2-square-metre rule but can host up to 500 people.

Many other businesses will also keep the 2-square-metre rule, but without a cap, including:

  • gyms and fitness venues
  • entertainment venues
  • galleries and museums
  • places of worship
  • hairdressers and beauty services
  • Crown casino, including the gaming floor.

Forward-facing entertainment venues, such as theatres and cinemas, as well as major stadiums, will also return to 75 per cent capacity.

Masks also will not be required at outdoor events, including at big stadiums, and crowds will be allowed back at community sport.

However, masks must still be worn indoors for those aged eight and above.

4. Trials are to commence on two new COVID-19 vaccines developed by Melbourne researchers