Eased social gathering rules end birthday party ban

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Jesse Beech celebrated his 8th birthday -- COVID-19 style.
Camera IconJesse Beech celebrated his 8th birthday -- COVID-19 style.

Birthday drive-bys could now be a thing of the past after the relaxation of several social gathering rules by the State Government.

Premier Mark McGowan eased restrictions as coronavirus cases in WA continued to drop.

People are permitted to gather in groups of 10 and recreational activities such as picnics and hikes no longer incur a hefty fine.

There were several birthday drive-bys in the South West in March and April as people were unable to have parties to celebrate their special day.

Two Harvey boys, Jack Sefonte and Jesse Beech turned eight on April 26 — just one day before the restrictions were eased.

Jack Sefonte had a drive-by birthday party for his 8th birthday.
Camera IconJack Sefonte had a drive-by birthday party for his 8th birthday.

The two boys were unable to celebrate their birthdays with a crowd, but found other ways to celebrate.

Jack had a birthday drive-by where his family and friends drove past his house and tooted to send their well wishes.

Jesse also had a brilliant day. One of his teachers at St Anne’s Primary School decorated her window with a very special birthday message.

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