COVID-19 Resources

Playgroup WA is working hard to support playgroups and provide relevant information on COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

We endeavour to provide you with relevant resources and information to help you and will continue to update this page on an ongoing basis.

Key points for playgroups

Vaccinations

Letter from Playgroup WA CEO on Covid vaccinations, sent to playgroup leaders in January 2022: click here

Playgroups are not mentioned in the general proof of vaccination government mandates. From 29 April, vaccination requirements are easing further. If you're unsure, playgroups should check with your venue owner/operator in relation to any specific venue requirements. Playgroups operate in a wide range of venues, and some may require proof of vaccination, such as residential aged care centres. If your playgroup is considering what to do, you may like to read our Playgroup WA Immunisation Statement in the Playgroup WA Resource Kit, here.

Mask Wearing

No longer mandatory except for high risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:

  • on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
  • airports
  • hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.

Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.

Contact Registers (SafeWA)

UPDATE: From 14 April 2022, contact registers are only required for people visiting a hospital.

Can my playgroup open?

Playgroups in general can remain open. However playgroups do operate in a wide range of venues, including schools and aged care centres, community centres and other locations. Playgroups should check with your venue owner/operator, or school contact, in relation to any specific venue requirements. Playgroup WA is here to support any playgroups who cannot currently meet at their usual venue. Please contact us if this happens.

More details and information for playgroups

Guidance for Covid Safe Operation of Playgroups – read our general, practical guidance for the safe operation of playgroups in WA. This provides updates on current requirements.

WA Government Updates and Information

There is community transmission of COVID in WA.

The Government announced public health and social measures are easing from Friday, 29 April. Announcement on these changes here.

Level 1 public health and social measures apply in WA. This includes capacity limits such as:

  • 2 square metre capacity rule for community centres no longer applies from Friday, 29 April

The mask mandate for all  indoor settings (except at home) ends on Friday, 29 April, and then will only apply in specific high risk settings, including residential aged care centres, public transport and hospitals.

Positive COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests must be registered through the Department of Health's online portal. Click here for more information including the link to register a positive test.

To keep up to date on the changing requirements, such as mask-wearing, vaccination requirements and capacity limits in some venues, please visit the Government website below:

  • Current restrictions here.

We endeavour to keep this page updated with the latest information. For support, please contact Playgroup WA.