On Saturday we entered Phase 3 of the State Government’s road map to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

This was only three weeks after Phase 2 came into force, which itself was a great relief with the opening of regional travel restrictions.

The number of people allowed to gather indoors and outdoors has now increased to a maximum of 100 in a single space or 300 per venue (now known as the 100/300 rule) and more venues and businesses are permitted to open.

Social distancing has been relaxed somewhat and the 4 square metre rule has been revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues: that is 1.4 m around each person.

This means most City facilities have reopened in accordance with these limitations.

Our playgrounds, skate parks, BMX tracks, pavilions and halls have reopened for up to 100 people, while hubs and ovals can accommodate up to 300 people.

Our libraries, The Youth Shed and The Base have returned to business as usual, while the Indoor Play Centre remains closed until further notice.

The Red Earth Arts Precinct cinema has reopened and will screen movies with a 100 patron limit. At Karratha Airport, retail has resumed and the bar and kiosk will reopen on June 15.

Karratha Leisureplex can accommodate 300 patrons throughout the facility, which has been divided into zones. Capacity limits for each zone will change based on demand, with bookings required for group fitness classes and pool lanes. The gym does not require bookings but has a 40 patron limit, and the crèche remains closed until further notice.

Wickham Recreation Precinct has reopened, while the Roebourne Aquatic Centre remains closed as per standard winter hours.

While it’s pleasing to be another step closer to ‘life after COVID-19’, please understand that City staff are working within some challenging limitations and appreciate your patience as they implement these new measures.

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