27 April 2020 – Premier announces “cautious relaxation” of restrictions, allows gatherings of up to 10 people

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Transportation
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Allowing gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: Western Australia
Lead People/Agency: WA Government

Overview: West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced a “cautious relaxation” of some COVID-19 restrictions in the State, including allowing indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 10 people.

“The changes announced today are sensible and reasonable and are designed to provide some relief for Western Australians,” Mr McGowan said.

By increasing the gathering restriction to 10 people, the Government is also trying to trigger economic activity in the housing sector
Full details here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-26/wa-relaxes-stage-3-coronavirus-restrictions/12186258

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: It is unclear where the ‘health advice’ came from
Evidence/Justification: Mr McGowan said following a review and based on health advice, from tomorrow, indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings will be relaxed to allow a maximum of 10 people.