More information about COVID - 19 (Coronavirus)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID - 19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

The Coronavirus is transmitted between animals and people. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Visit the links below for daily accurate information regarding the current out break of COVID - 19.

Supporting Businesses to Retain Jobs

World Health Organisation

Australian Department of Health

Australian Department of Health Articles

Health Direct

Australian Health and Council of WA

Clinical Resources

Coronavirus Alerts

COVID-19 and Sporting Activity

Map of the Regions in Western Australia

As of Midnight Tuesday, 31 March 2020 you will not be allowed to travel between regions unless you have an exemption. These regions are determined by the Western Australia Regional Development Commissions. Click here to view the map. It is also advised you limit your travels within your region to essential travel only, meaning for food purposes, hospital etc. Please help stop the spread of COVID-19.

National Coronavirus Helpline

For information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.

If you have ANY of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath 

AND

  • Travelled internationally 

OR

  • Have been in contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having Coronavirus

Please call:

Narembeen Hospital: 9064 6222

OR

Narembeen Medical Centre: 9064 7145

You will be asked some questions and provided information on what to do next.

This will help protect the health and safety of you and others.

Do you need help?

If you need assistance please click here to fill out the form.

Return forms to the Shire office or via email (crcreception@narembeen.wa.gov.au) or drop it off in the basket at the front door of the CRC building.

Please do not be afraid to ask for help. If you're struggling with anxiety or are worrying about COVID -19 please click here. The website outlines some practical psychological skills to help you and your loved ones cope with anxiety and worry about this infectious disease. We are all in this together as a community so please if you need help, reach out to someone. Our staff at the Shire Office and CRC are able to have a chat or help you at any time.

Life Mind Australia

Smiling Mind

Beyond Blue

Head Space

Ways you can help

As we see an increase in individuals being tested positive to COVID-19, it is important we are vigilant and look out for the vulnerable in our community. At this time the best way we can do this is by taking the recommended steps to help prevent the spread of the virus:

  • Stay at home (only leaving the house for necessities)
  • Washing your hands regularly 
  • Coughing and sneezing into a tissue or your elbow
  • Putting used tissues in the bin straight away

We are also looking for volunteers to help seniors and the vulnerable people who are socially isolated in our community. Whether it is helping someone with their grocery shopping, walking their dog or helping with other errands, any little assistance you can offer will go a long way for someone in need.

If you are able to be a volunteer for the Narembeen Neighbourhood Project please click here to fill out the form.

For the Kids 

Learning at Home

Kiddo - Improve Your Move

Fun Facts for Kids

Building Active Bodies and Brains

Play Ideas

Brain POP

Tips while your children are home

How to talk to your children about COVID-19

Narembeen St John Ambulance

Due to COVID-19, the Narembeen St John Ambulance Volunteers are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment. Please do not be alarmed if you call an ambulance and are suspected if carrying the Coronavirus that the volunteers arrive looking a little different from usual. The equipment they are wearing is to protect themselves and their families from further transmission of the virus. 

Thank you to the volunteers that dedicate their time and effort to provide Narembeen with this service, their work is never unnoticed. Please always be respectful as they do the best they can for our community in this situation and always.

Narembeen Sub-Centre: 9064 7771

Resources to Display

Download COVID-19 resources below to display at your workplace.

Good Hygiene

How to wash your hands

STOP if you show Symptoms

Protect yourself and others

Community Resources

Infection Control Training

Click here to register

Isolation Packages

Check out these fun and exciting Isolation packs to keep you entertained while we all try to stay home.

Click here to download the Adult and Senior Isolation Package

Click here to download the Kids Isolation Package

Poster