The WA premier, Mark McGowan, has just announced that the state will lift its hard border restrictions, allowing some residents of NSW and Victoria into the state – as long as they go through quarantine.
From Monday 5 October, residents of NSW will be able to enter WA under the same restrictions as other states.
Currently, people can only enter WA if they are exempt travellers – but people who have been in Victoria and NSW in the past 14 days cannot be exempted.
McGowan said that this change was recommended by the chief health officer, after the low numbers in NSW and the declining numbers in Victoria.
Victorians who enter WA from 5 October will “no longer need to quarantine in a hotel facility as long as they have an appropriate premise to quarantine in safely”, McGowan said.
The premier said this was a “significant but reasonable change”.