Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020-03-16T00:00:00

​​We are all acutely aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the world at present, the Shire wishes to assure community members that the situation is being closely monitored by the relevant health authorities.

Updates are received regularly from the Department of Health and we are being guided by the Department of Health's advice.  A broad range of employees and the Shire President last week formed a committee to strategise and contingency plan for a range of scenarios that may affect our services to the community and to maintain core services to the Shire.

It is important during this time that you continue to keep updated through the Department of Health who are indicating that there will be a continued risk of COVID-19 through Western Australia from late April with August currently forecast to be the most dangerous period across the State.           

You should continue to go about your usual day-to-day business without the need to stay home or limit your social activities unless advised otherwise.

Members of the public are also encouraged to go to the following online resources for up to date and accurate information:

Shire of Manjimup Shire President said that while it can be alarming and media coverage is constant we should maintain a sensible perspective on the situation and stay informed via the Department of Health website.

"At this point in time rates of infection in Australia and Western Australia in particular are low and we have access to quality screening and health care.

The Shire will keep you appraised of any developments that may affect our public services or facilities via our normal communication channels of local print media, website, facebook and Antenno.

 


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Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Sheri Laba, Public Relations Officer

​Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773

Page reviewed: 16 Mar 2020 1:16pm