Crown Release Revised Post-Lockdown Operations In Perth

Following the release of the Western Australian Government’s post-lockdown transition mandates, Crown Resorts has reported revised operating conditions for its Perth assets.

Based on health advice, a three-day lockout was imposed across the Perth metropolitan area and Peel from 12.01am Saturday, April 24, 2021.

According to media reports, the initiative was implemented after a returned traveller spent five days in the city before returning to Melbourne and testing positive for COVID-19.

Three-day lockdown

Following the completion of the three-day lockdown, temporary restrictions will be implemented in the aforementioned regions from Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, until Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

The gaming, food and beverage, theatre, banqueting, and conference facilities at the Crown Perth entertainment complex will remain closed, except for the provision of takeaway meals or meal delivery services, according to Crown Resorts.

The operator, which says it will continue to work closely with relevant authorities in Western Australia and respond to steps taken by the Western Australian Government in relation to COVID-19, will provide hotel accommodations and ancillary services at a reduced capacity.

The WA government says that measures such as wearing masks in public, at work, and on public transportation will continue to be in effect throughout the post-lockdown period, unless exemptions occur, such as intense outdoor exercise.

Cafes, restaurants, bars, and pubs for seated food and drink service only; beauty salons, hairdressers, and barbers; public venues such as fitness centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums, and swimming pools; places of worship, and entertainment venues will be subject to a 20-person limit for private indoor and outdoor events, as well as a 20-patron capacity limit and 4sqm law.

Visits to nursing homes and hospitals for the elderly and disabled are prohibited; weddings and funerals with up to 100 guests are allowed; and professional and community sports, including training, are permitted but without spectators.

Universities will only be available for online learning; health clubs, gyms, and nightclubs, as well as casinos, will remain closed; and regional travel limits will be lifted, but travel to remote Aboriginal areas will remain limited.