The Perth and Peel regions will return to the restrictions that were in place before January 31, pending no new local cases, at 12.01am on Sunday February 14.

That means masks will no longer be compulsory, and venue capacity will return to one person per two square metres.

Only a few restrictions will remain, including restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities, mandatory contact registration and the state’s tightly controlled interstate border.

Premier Mark McGowan has also announced revisions to the controlled border. A hard border with Victoria will be introduced in response to Melbourne’s lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak was linked to a quarantine hotel. At the time of writing, the hard border is expected to be in place until at least Wednesday February 17.

And from Tuesday February 16, New South Wales will be deemed “very low-risk”, pending no further outbreaks there – meaning people from all states besides Victoria will be able to enter WA without quarantining.

WA has recorded no new local cases of coronavirus for 12 days straight.