Have you thought about your plans if you get COVID-19?
What about others in your household?
What if you can't care for your children or pets?
These resources will help you to have crucial information about yourself and your loved ones easily accessible.
(Please note these documents are for personal use and not to be returned to the Shire)
The WA Government has also launched the ServiceWA app – a free, convenient and secure mobile application that will help Western Australians with WA’s Safe Transition, including proof of vaccination requirements.
The ServiceWA app is a mobile application provided by the WA Government to help connect with WA State Government services. Initially the ServiceWA app aims to assist the community during the COVID-19 transition, and aims to expand to include other services into the future. It is designed for Australian residents or citizens who live in WA or are regularly visiting WA.
The ServiceWA app allows you to activate and access the following WA Government services in one place:
- SafeWA –for individuals checking in at WA businesses, venues and events.
- Import COVID-19 digital certificate – for secure presentation of your proof of vaccination or exemption on demand.
- G2G Pass – to access your travel passes when you travel into WA.
Privacy and security are our priority. The ServiceWA app uses Digital Identity for an individual’s verification, meaning only you can access the app and its services. You will need to set up your Digital Identity before you can use the ServiceWA app.
The ServiceWA app is available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
You must be at least 16 years old to use the ServiceWA app.
SafeWA includes key features such as unique QR codes for venues which can be scanned by patrons, staff, etc. to register their attendance. Businesses must also provide a manual contact register (either paper based or electronic) for people who do not have a smart phone or the SafeWA App downloaded on their phone. A template has been developed by the State Government and can be found here. Manual registers must be kept for 28 days and not used for any other purpose other than for contact tracing.
To assist you with the contact register process, please refer to the WA Government's COVID-19 coronavirus: Contact registers webpage here for key information and resources. It is strongly recommended that business owners/managers review the information provided for businesses and venues, in particular the contact registers FAQs.
If COVID-19 is detected in the WA community, contact registers help to protect us all by enabling the WA Health Contact Team to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.
To help, the WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which will provide businesses with a digital contact register system.
SafeWA is an efficient and safe way to record patron and visitor contact details where they can check-in, using the app.
Managing COVID-19 Staff Communications Guide
The WA Government have released a 'Managing COVID-19 Staff Communications Guide' The guide provides small & medium businesses access to valuable assets to display within staff areas on their workplace & provides recommendations on when and how to communicate with staff when creating their own material.
The overall purpose of the guide is to support businesses through the next stage of COVID-19, as our borders are opening 3 March 2022.
COVID-19 Government Website Links
Members of the public are also encouraged to go to the following online resources for up to date information:
- Latest updates
- What you can and can't do
- Travel and quarantine
- COVID-19 Vaccine
- COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines
- Business tools and information
- Health professionals advice
- Community advice
- WA recovery
- Translated advice
- Exposure sites
- Contains important information on COVID clinics and current advice.
- Contains a number of fact sheets to answer the many questions currently being asked by the community and different industries including advice for employers.
Shire COVID-19 Media Releases
Mental Health Support
The Coronavirus is having a significant impact on our lives and the way that we live. It is important now, more than ever to take care of your mental health and watch out for those around you.
With many of our usual methods of stress relief and relaxation off the table, we must be mindful of keeping to a healthy, active lifestyle and finding new ways of getting exercise and different activities to keep our minds active and healthy.
If you are feeling overwhelmed try and switch off from the constant media and get the information that you need once a day from a reputable source.
There are many organisations ready to help you overcome anxiety. If you or someone you know needs help please reach out to your GP or one of the organisations below.