The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is working with staff, contractors and service providers to ensure community safety is maintained during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

From 12:01am, Friday 29 April, public health and social measures are to ease with the removal of masks in most settings, density and capacity limits, proof of vaccination, G2G Pass requirements, and new asymptomatic close contact protocols.

Thanks to the efforts of the WA community, public health and social measures will ease as Western Australia’s soft landing through the Omicron wave has been secured. Based on the latest health advice, WA reached its COVID peak. With hospitalisation rates, intensive care units, and COVID-19 infections lower than anticipated, public health and social measures can safely ease.

Public Health and Social Measures

The following will take effect from 12.01am, Wednesday 1 June:


  • 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.

Close contacts

  • Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must:
    • undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test and obtain a negative result
    • wear a mask when leaving the house,
    • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, aged care facilities, residential care facilities (including disability care facilities and mental health residential facilities) and correctional facilities unless they work at these locations. Relevant workers entering high risk settings are subject to additional obligations.
  • They are also strongly encouraged to:
    • avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
    • work from home, where possible
    • notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status.
  • Close contacts with no symptoms who work in a high-risk setting must also:
    • advise their employer they are a close contact
    • seek confirmation from their employer to attend work
    • monitor for symptoms
    • immediately leave the workplace and return home if they develop symptoms or become COVID positive
    • only enter or remain at the high-risk setting for the purposes of their work duties
    • wear a surgical mask while at work along with any PPE requirements from their employer
    • not share break areas at work with any other person
    • maintain physical distancing
  • Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.
  • If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.

Density and capacity limits

  • The 2 square metre rule removed for venues and businesses
  • Capacity limits removed for all entertainment venues, stadiums and events

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

  • No longer required to enter venues and businesses
  • Still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities

WA’s mandatory vaccination policy will be updated in line with health advice and will only apply to workforces working with the most vulnerable to protect them from severe disease.

This means workers in the following sectors must be triple dose vaccinated to be able to enter to their workplace:

  • Healthcare and health support workers in hospitals and primary health care settings;
  • Workers in residential aged care; and,
  • Workers in residential disability settings.


  • G2G Pass registration no longer required
  • Triple dose vaccination no longer required for interstate arrivals
  • Returning unvaccinated Australians and permanent residents will no longer be quarantined for seven days on return to WA
  • Unvaccinated non-Australians are not permitted to enter Australia under Commonwealth orders
  • From Wednesday 15 June, restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities will be removed given the wider spread of COVID-19 across the state and in line with health advice. However, communities may choose to still apply their own restrictions. The two-week transition period will allow communities to plan and adjust to these changes and the approach follows consultation with a number of key stakeholders.


  • Two visitors permitted per patient per day
  • Essential visitors are also allowed at hospitals for compassionate reasons, birth partners, carers/parents/guardians etc.
  • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and wear a mask.

Residential aged care and disability care facilities

  • Two visitors permitted per resident per day
  • Masks must be worn by staff and visitors indoors and outdoors
  • Visitors are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations at residential aged care facilities.

COVID Safety and Event Plans

  • No longer mandatory but still encouraged

Schools and early childcare

  • Remaining public health measures in place removed
  • Some preventative measures retained in schools including enhanced ventilation, mandatory vaccination and cleaning
  • 12 million free RATs provided to all schools and childcare facilities to distribute to parents and carers
  • Parents and students will be encouraged to collect tests, to ensure they are ready to test their children if symptoms develop.

Contact Registers

  • Removed state wide except at hospitals

Support for Business

Federal, State and Local governments are providing support for small businesses affected by the novel coronavirus.

Quick Links

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Small Business Development Corporation

Mark McGowan MP

WA Department of Health

WA State Government

Healthy WA

Information for Travellers

As of Friday 29 April 2022, requirements for travellers into Western Australia have been changed and include:

  • G2G Pass registration no longer required
  • Triple dose vaccination no longer required for interstate arrivals
  • Double dose vaccination requirement for international arrivals will continue as per Australian Government requirements
  • Unvaccinated Australian international arrivals to continue to quarantine for 7 days
  • Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remains restricted.

Please check the WA Government COVID-19 coronavirus: Travel and quarantine information here if you are planning to travel to Western Australia.

Support for the Community

Community Health and Wellbeing

It is important that our residents stay physically and mentally healthy. There are a number of resources available for residents who may be experiencing stress or anxiety during these uncertain times.

For more information on staying healthy and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, visit the WA Department of Health website.

Free RATs for COVID-19 Close Contacts

WA Health has provided the City with a supply of free RATs for the community.

COVID-19 close contacts can pick up a packet of 10 RATs at the following locations during opening hours:

  • Job Support Hub - 50 Egan Street (weekdays 9 am to 12 pm)
  • Eastern Goldfields Community Centre - 13 Roberts Street (weekdays 9am to 3pm)
  • City Administration Building - 577 Hannan Street (weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • William Grundt Memorial Library - corner of Roberts and President Street (weekdays 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 9 to 12 pm)


From 9 May 2022, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will have a new home at Kalgoorlie Population Health, 36-42 Ware Street.

It is open to anyone aged five and over:

• Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

• Thursday: 10.00am – 6.00pm

• Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm (monthly starting from 28 May)

To avoid long wait times bookings are encouraged. Visit to make an appointment – walk-ins are also accepted.

Vaccinations can also be booked through local GPs and pharmacies

Public Health State of Emergency Directives

The Western Australian government declared a Public Health State of Emergency on 16 March 2020 in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has issued a number of directives.

For more information on the latest government directives click here.

Quick Links

WA State Government COVID-19 Information

Get the Fact on the Vax

SafeWA - Information for Businesses

SafeWA - Information for Patrons

Goldfields - COVID-19 Resources - WAPHA

For coronavirus information in languages other than English, please visit the FREE COVID-19 Multilingual Resource Library.