Along with the rest of WA, we have entered week two of phase two of the State Government’s roadmap for the easing of COVID-19 restrictions while taking precautions to minimise the spread of the virus.

At the time of print, there had been no new cases detected in WA for seven consecutive days and only three active cases remaining in our state, which is really positive news and a credit to everyone doing their part and following the restrictions.

It’s been great to see people getting out and about a bit more with some facilities opening last week in accordance with the restrictions that remain in place.

I’d like to thank those who have been understanding of the limitations City staff face when resuming facilities and services, such as a maximum of 20 patrons per facility and applying the four square metre per person physical distancing rule. These have been quite challenging to work with but hopefully the booking systems available have made it possible for you to enjoy a fitness class, personal training, swim, or visit to the library.

While our gyms remain closed in line with State Government restrictions until further notice, our ovals have been lit up a night so you can train or make the most of the outdoor space after dark.

For more information about City facilities and services operating hours and what is permitted, please visit

While it feels like ‘life after Corona’ is slowly returning to normal, there is still a way to go and it’s important we all keep practicing social distancing by keeping at least 1.5m from each other and practicing good personal hygiene by washing your hands often and covering coughs and sneezes.