COVID-19

COVID-19

Updated 2 April 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
All public halls and facilities are closed
– All skate parks, playgrounds, BBQ’s and gazebos are closed (including Ironstone Gully)
– Some public toilets are closed
– Council Meetings will be closed to the public
– Customer Service closed for face-to-face enquiries
– All libraries now closed
– Postponed all pool and spa safety inspections
– Suspended the hiring of all animal traps
– Waste Transfer Station is no longer accepting cash payments.

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

We’ve created our COVID-19 Helping Hands to help empower our communities during a time of crisis. Complete the form if you need a hand or can lend a hand.

Community Recovery and Support Survey

We want to support our local community during COVID-19. We’ve created the COVID-19 Community Recovery and Support Survey to understand the issues you’re facing and advocate o the State and Federal Governments on your behalf.

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.


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

Public gatherings significantly increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading. On 29 March the National Cabinet agreed to further limit most indoor and outdoor non-essential gathering to 2 people. Rules on essential gatherings are also in place. Find out what limits apply.

Under the Public Health Act and Emergency Management Act, penalties of up to $50,000 will apply.

Assistance

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

Handy links


Intrastate travel restrictions

From 11:59 pm Tuesday, 31 March 2020, Western Australians will not be allowed to travel outside their designated region.

If you’re a South West Resident, you can still travel within the region. Non-essential travel is discouraged. Exemptions apply.


Australian Government Information


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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