WA’s section Four restrictions at the moment permit capability limits according to 2 sq. metres per particular person and half-capacity at main venues equivalent to Optus Stadium.
Dr Khorshid mentioned the strategy was reliant on an efficient vaccine being discovered, and shortly.
“Should you knew you had been positively going to a 100 per cent efficient vaccine early subsequent yr, then to be trustworthy, I feel the WA technique is fairly good,” he mentioned.
“However … what occurs if we’re nonetheless like this in two years’ time and we’re nonetheless going to be fully remoted from the remainder of the world for a couple of years, is that basically going to be acceptable for WA folks?
“And may we preserve our borders good for a few years? The chances are we are able to’t, the teachings of historical past present we are able to’t.”
Whereas conceding imposing some restrictions on West Australians wouldn’t be well-liked, Dr Khorshid mentioned it could permit the state to be extra ready for an outbreak.
“It could imply we are able to’t go to the footy, and we might have to register after we go to the pub so that they know the way many individuals are there,” he mentioned.
“We might have to return to the 4-square-metre rule, however it’ll imply we are able to open up and we’re ready for the long-term struggle towards this horrible virus.”
WA is at the moment the second freest jurisdiction in Australia after the Northern Territory, which has finished away with the 2-square-metre rule, and has a wise border closed to Victoria and components of New South Wales.
South Australia has comparable freedoms to WA, but additionally has a wise border.
All three jurisdictions have eradicated neighborhood unfold of coronavirus.
Different jurisdictions which have eradicated the virus have taken a extra cautious strategy to gathering restrictions.
Tasmania has a closed border, a family most of 20 folks and a restrict of 250 for indoor gatherings and 1000 for out of doors.
Queensland has a wise border and indoor and out of doors gathering limits of 40 folks, with companies in a position to host extra if they’ve a COVID-safe plan.
The ACT has a wise border and 200 folks gathering restrict, with bigger occasions of as much as 5000 permitted with a COVID-approved plan.
WA has one of many lowest COVID-19 testing charges per capita in Australia.
Within the 28 days to October 4, a mean of 2260 checks had been being carried out every day.
A couple of quarter had been from COVID clinics, one other quarter from trade testing and practically half had been checks carried out in lodge quarantine, on truck drivers, at colleges and in hospitals and personal GPs.
Heather McNeill is a senior journalist at WAtoday.