COVID-19

COVID-19

Updated 18 May 2020

The State Government has declared a Public Health Emergency, Human Biosecurity Emergency and a State of Emergency for Western Australia.

How we’re responding

We’re monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) daily and assessing any potential impact on Shire services and events.

We have activated local emergency management arrangements and business continuity plans.

We are planning to maintain current levels of service to residents and businesses during this period and will take advice on all public health matters from the state and federal health departments.

Impacted Services
– Council Meetings will be held online
– Postponed all pool and spa safety inspections

Please avoid physical contact where possible by directing all enquiries to 08 9727 0222 or emailing info@capel.wa.gov.au.


Local Help and Support

Volunteer

Volunteering can provide crucial support to people in the community who are impacted by an emergency. Volunteering WA is calling all people who can lend a hand to register their details to become a volunteer.


COVIDSafe app

Help keep the community safe by downloading the CovidSafe app.
For more information visit the Australian Government info page


Stay up-to-date

Stay up to date with the latest information about the spread of COVID-19.

Download the Coronavirus Australia App from the Apple App Store and on Google Play. You can also stay updated with the Government’s new WhatsApp feature.

WA Department of Health

The leading authority in this emergency is WA Department of Health who’ve set up COVID Clinics throughout the state.

You can get the latest advice by:

Public Gatherings and Events

All existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed gathering limits only determined by WA’s reduced 2 square metre rule the 2 square metre rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons

Assistance

Centrelink have provided information and services to help you if you’re affected by (COVID-19).

Handy links


Protecting yourself and others

You should practise good hygiene and social distancing to prevent the spread of viruses. You should also follow the government’s advice for travellers and advice for public gatherings and visits to vulnerable groups.

Find out:


Counselling Services

To find self-help or peer support groups, visit the My Services online directory. You can search by your own location, or search for services in a major town or city.


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