COVID-19 | Stay Informed

Stay informed on the latest novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, updates and resources sourced from Western Australia’s government agencies.

The four phase plan was developed with reference to the National Cabinet framework, taking into account the best health advice for WA.

 

WA is already effectively at Phase 1.

Phase 2 begins on Monday, 18 May and includes:

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings lifted to 20 people
  • people are encouraged to return to work, unless they are unwell or vulnerable
  • cafés and restaurants can reopen with meal service (including pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and casino), limited to 20 patrons and the four square metre rule applied
  • weddings and funerals, limited to up to 20 attendees (30 for outdoor);
  • places of worship, community facilities and libraries to re-open, limited to 20 patrons
  • community sports (non-contact) limited to 20 people
  • outdoor or indoor fitness classes (minimal shared equipment) limited to 20 participants
  • public swimming pools can open under strict rules (one indoor pool and one outdoor pool), limited to 20 patrons per pool.

 

Regional travel restrictions are also being eased with travel being permitted between the following regions:-

  • between the South-West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Perth and Peel regions
  • between the Mid-West, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions (excluding Biosecurity zone)
  • within the Goldfields-Esperance region (excluding the Biosecurity zone) 
  • within the Kimberley Local Government Areas (the Commonwealth’s Biosecurity zone remains in place).

 

Phase 3, which will commence around four weeks after the commencement of Phase 2, will involve further easing of restrictions on non-work gatherings, contact community sport, beauty therapy and  personal care services, auctions, public playgrounds, skate parks, cinemas, museums, zoos, galleries and concert venues. 

Phase 4 will be assessed and finalised in due course.

For more information go to: www.wa.gov.au

Stay informed on the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) information, updates and resources sourced from Western Australia’s government agencies.

Australian Government Media Releases

Prime Minister Scott Morrison | Office of the Honourable Mark McGowan

Australian Government Support Packages

Individuals and Households | Business | Timely Credit for Business

Australian Government Coronavirus App iOS Download or Android Download | Australian Government WhatsApp Channel | Healthy WA Website or Facebook | WA Country Health Service My Healthy Wheatbelt Facebook Australian Government COVID-19 State Government COVID-19 | WA Department of Health Daily Snapshot

Enquiries Hotline
A State Government enquiries hotline to keep the community informed about COVID-19 coronavirus has been launched. By dialling 13 COVID or 132 68 43, Western Australians will have access to the latest information regarding the impact of the virus in WA. 7 days a week 7am - 10pm

COVIDSafe App

The COVIDSafe app is part of the Australian Government’s work to slow the spread of COVID-19.  It will provide the Government with the confidence to find and contain outbreaks quickly meaning the government can ease restrictions while still keeping Australians safe. The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something your residents and employees can do to protect their family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians that connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus and take all necessary actions to contain an outbreak.

There are several ways you can help encourage uptake of the app, such as:

-            sharing the Australian Government Department of Health’s social media posts about the app

-            posting social media content about the app on your social media channels

-            adding information about the app to your website or newsletter.

Everyone who downloads the COVIDSafe app can be assured their privacy is protected by law.

For more information go to https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app

For more information about the app’s privacy, go to https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app/covidsafe-help

Daily Snapshot of COVID-19

 The WA Department of Health gives you and overview of the number of cases across the state, click here to view the website.

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.

Coronavirus Australia Mobile Application

The Australian Government has developed a free mobile application. This application provide updated information about COVID-19 including:

  • Advice
  • News & Media
  • National Coronavirus Helpline and more

Stay informed. Download the official Government "Coronavirus Australia" app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Useful links for information 

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

Latest Updates - COVID-19

My Healthy Wheatbelt

Healthy WA

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

National Coronavirus Helpline

For information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This help line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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?

eFriend Virtual Peer Support: https://efriend.org.au/

eFriend Virtual Peer Support connects you to a community of trained, specialist eFriend Peers via video or audio call.

The service is free and for anyone in need over the age of 18 years.

eFriend Peer Support Workers are trained in:

  • Intentional Peer Support
  • ASIST (Suicide Prevention)
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Befriending
  • Open Dialogue, and;
  • Safe Storytelling

The peer support is offered across many domains including isolation, chronic physical, psychosocial or behavioural health conditions, grief, unemployment, those on a NDIS plan, trauma and limited mobility.

Click here for the Media Release and link to YouTube promotional video

Click here for links to FAQ's

Think Mental Health

Life Mind Australia

Smiling Mind

Beyond Blue

Head Space

Get creative at home!

Regional Arts WA

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

Click here to see the germ and soap experiment!

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

Explaining COVID-19 to your children

What else can your kids do to keep entertained at home? Click here.

How to wash your hands

Click here to view how to effectively wash your hands.

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