Coronavirus (COVID-19) Trusted Resources

It is essential that community access resources from trusted sources only.
Below is a list of trusted resources specifically related to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Current Restrictions:

More people will be permitted into venues, and Victoria will move to ‘very low risk’. These changes come into effect from 12.01 am on Monday, March 15, pending no further outbreaks and the latest health advice.

  • Increased capacity of up to 75 per cent will be allowed at outdoor and indoor venues including:

    • restaurants, cafes, food courts, and bars;
    • indoor and outdoor auditoriums and amphitheatres;
    • theatres;
    • concert halls;
    • cinemas;
    • comedy lounges;
    • performing arts centres;
    • places of worship;
    • function centres;
    • community, recreation or youth centre or facilities, including community halls and sporting clubs including but not limited to:
      • community halls, sporting clubs, Returned and Services League facilities and Police and Community Youth Centres    
    • WA’s major stadiums (Optus Stadium, HBF Park, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium - Main Arena);
    • funeral parlours.

    If the 2 square metre rule is greater than 75 per cent capacity, the greater option will be permitted for these particular venues and events.

    The 2 square metre rule will continue to apply to all other unfixed seating venues and facilities including:

    • nightclubs;
    • unseated events/festivals (music, beer, wine, cultural etc.);
    • galleries;
    • libraries;
    • sport and recreation facilities including gyms, recreation centres, group fitness classes and indoor and outdoor swimming pools
    • museums; 
    • amusement parks;
    • wildlife parks and the zoo;
    • adult entertainment premises (including but not limited to strip clubs, brothels and sex on premises venues);
    • outdoor venues with unfixed seating, including pop-up bars and outdoor cinemas
    • events with a COVID Event Plan
    • pop-up events (i.e. Fringe festival - tents with auditorium seating for performances)
    • casino and gambling venues; and
    • arcades.

Mandatory Contact Register: 

The State Government has announced that more Western Australian businesses and premises will be required to maintain contact registers to further strengthen WA’s contact tracing capabilities, should it be required.
Contact tracing is one of the most effective measures in controlling the spread of COVID-19 if a community outbreak occurs and ensures potential chains of transmission are interrupted.
Effective from Friday 12 February 2021, the following WA business premises will also be required to keep a contact register for the purpose of Department of Health COVID-19 contact tracing:
  • retail venues (including supermarkets, department stores, shopping centres, pharmacies, hardware and department stores) and retail components of other businesses where customers are physically present such as bank branches;
  • commercial buses or vessels that can carry 12 or more people where different groups of people interact (party buses, wine and food tour buses, hop-on/hop-off tour buses, sightseeing tours, party/function boats, sightseeing/tour boats, private charter buses/boats);
  • public and private hospitals (visitors only - persons visiting patients, or attending meetings/lectures, couriers, and contractors);
  • takeaway food and beverage services;
  • events with a COVID Event Plan (500+ patrons), and certain outdoor functions and gatherings under 500 people (e.g. weddings, corporate functions, fetes, festivals).
To find out more on mandatory contact register, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/.../mandatory-contact-registers...
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The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley would like to remind members of the community that mandatory sign-in for businesses and venues will come into effect on Saturday 5 December 2020.
The State Government recently reintroduced the mandatory contact register to assist in minimising the risk of a COVID-19 community outbreak. The State Government has provided a free ‘SafeWA’ app to ensure a convenient sign-in for businesses and individuals. The Shire recommends patrons download the app for an effortless sign-in.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the mandatory Sign-in :
  • ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ?
    Adult patrons are encouraged to register accompanied minors. However, children under the age of 15 are not required to provide their details
  • ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ?
    Yes, businesses and venues have the right to refuse entry to those who do not comply
  • ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐๐จ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ?
    Yes, penalties will apply to businesses, venues and individuals who not comply with the mandatory sign-in requirements. A fine of up to $50,000 for individuals, a fine of up to $250,000 for Body Corporate or 12 months imprisonment.
  • ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ?
    Yes, businesses and venues are required to record the contact details of their staff and any volunteers/contractor that enters their premise.
A list of businesses and venues that will require contact tracing is provided below. For additional FAQ, please visit https://bit.ly/37oomfv

๐‘‡๐‘œ ๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘›๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘’๐‘Š๐ด ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘, ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘„๐‘… ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž.

Let’s work together to keep our community safe.

Federal Government

National Coronavirus Public Hotline 1800 020 080

Health Direct 1800 022 222

COVID Test Result Hotline 1800 313 223

Australian Government Department Health website www.health.gov.au

State Government

WA State Government Hotline 13 COVID (13 26 843)

WA Government Roadmap Phase 4 Easing of Restrictions - Frequently Asked Questions 

WA Government Department Health website www.healthywa.wa.gov.au

Western Australia Travel Exemption Form download here and submit to the WA Police here

Department of Communities sectorsupport@communities.wa.gov.au 

Local Government (SWEK)

Resources for your Business during Coronavirus page

Frequently Asked Questions page

Resources for Aboriginal People and Remote Communities page

Travel

Smart Traveller website www.smarttraveller.gov.au

Western Australia Travel Exemption Form download here