Mask-wearing rules to ease on public and passenger transport

16 September 2022

Female nurse in PPE gear

Face masks are no longer mandatory on public and passenger transport in Western Australia, including trains, buses, rideshare services, taxis and domestic and international flights.

The new rules came into effect from 12.01am on Friday, 9 September.

Masks must still be worn in high-risk settings including hospitals and healthcare settings, aged care facilities, correctional facilities and residential care facilities, including disability and mental health facilities.

Mask use is recommended for cases and close contacts in indoor settings on Days’ 6 and 7 after testing positive or becoming a close contact.

People are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded indoor spaces and where physical distancing is not possible, to help protect people at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

For more information, visit the WA Government website.