Latest updates related to COVID-19

For detailed information on the Shire of Dardanup’s response to COVID-19, please visit our dedicated

Covid-19 Information Hub

#UPDATED 29 June, 2021

Premier Mark McGowan has announced a four-day lockdown for Perth and Peel in response to 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19 community transmission in Perth. If you have travelled to Perth since June 27 but reside here in the South West, you are required to wear a face mask. For detailed information about restrictions, testing clinics and exposure sites, please visit the below links:

https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

 


#UPDATED 5 February, 2021

In line with the easing of restrictions of the South West region (only) announced by Premier Mark McGowan today, the Shire of Dardanup will resume normal operations from 6.00pm today – pending no further detections of positive cases or changes to the State Government’s directives.

This includes re-opening of the ERC gym at 6.00pm today and return to normal Saturday hours tomorrow February 6 for creche and group fitness classes.

The Eaton Community Library will also re-open for standard operating hours tomorrow, Saturday, February 6.

Our scheduled free 9.00am Outdoor Yoga class at Carramar Park will go ahead tomorrow morning.

Administration Centre, Eaton and Dardanup Office will re-open as normal on Monday.

For detailed information on WA’s transition out of lockdown, please follow this link:

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/transition-out-of-lockdown-6pm-friday-5-february


Perth, Peel and South West region enters lockdown from 6pm, 31 January 2021

Effective from 6pm tonight until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan area, Peel and South West regions will enter a lockdown.

The following restrictions apply for the lockdown period:

  • People should not leave Perth, Peel or the South West during this period
  • People can enter Perth, Peel or the South West only to access or deliver essential health and emergency services and other essential requirements
  • Non-residents currently in Perth, Peel and the South West are required to remain until the end of the restriction period however if you must leave for serious reasons you are to then return home immediately, stay home and get tested if symptoms develop
  • Restaurants and cafes to provide takeaway service only
  • Elective surgery and procedures for categories 2 and 3 will be suspended from Tuesday, 2 February. Category 1 and urgent category 2 surgery will continue
  • No visitors will be allowed in homes unless caring for a vulnerable person or in an emergency
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities
  • No weddings permitted
  • Funerals are limited to 10 people
  • Travel remains prohibited within remote Aboriginal communities.

The following facilities in the Perth, Peel and South West regions will need to close:

  • Schools, universities, TAFES and education facilities
  • Pubs, bars and clubs
  • Gyms and indoor sporting venues
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor recreational facilities
  • Cinemas, entertainment venues, and casinos
  • Large religious gatherings and places of worship
  • Libraries and cultural institutions

People will be required to stay at home unless they need to:

  • work because they can’t work from home or remotely;
  • shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
  • medical or health care needs including compassionate requirements and looking after the vulnerable; and
  • exercise within their neighbourhood, but only with up to two adults from the same household and their children and only for one hour per day.
CLOSURES

In line with the above mandatory restrictions, our facilities are currently closed including:

  • Administration Centre, Eaton
  • Dardanup Office and Library
  • Eaton Recreation Centre & 24hr Gym
  • Eaton Community Library
  • Playgrounds and recreational equipment
  • Skateparks
  • Burekup and Dardanup RV Stopovers
CANCELLATIONS

The following Shire of Dardanup events and workshops have also been cancelled this week:

Little Jigglers
Eaton Community Library
February 2nd from 9:45 am – 10:30 am

Tiny Wigglers
Eaton Community Library
February 2nd from 10:45 am – 11:15 am

LEGO Club
Eaton Community Library
February 2nd from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dardanup Facilities Plan Youth Workshop
Dardanup Hall
February 2nd from 4 pm – 5 pm

Chair Yoga for Seniors
Dardanup Hall
February 3rd from 1 pm – 2 pm

Digital Springboard: Build a Resume
Eaton Community Library
February 4th from 10 am – 11 am

Tech for Beginners
Eaton Community Library
February 5th from 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Your Online Library
Eaton Community Library
February 5th from 10:30 am – 11:30 am

For further information, please see the below announcement by Premier Mark McGowan.

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/perth-metro-peel-and-south-west-enter-hard-lockdown

The most accurate sources of information regarding Corona Virus (Covid-19) and associated containment measures is available at the two below links:

  • https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus
  • https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

 


#UPDATE 2 December 2020

From Saturday, December 5, 2020, particular businesses must maintain contact registers for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, if required.

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.

Individuals are also being encouraged to download the SafeWA app to register their attendance at various businesses and venues.

Download the SafeWA app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store now.

Visit this page of the State Government website for more detailed information.


The Shire of Dardanup will THINK creatively for new ways to deliver our services and support our community during Australia’s current health crisis associated with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our community during this time and we are taking advice and directives from the Federal and State Governments with acknowledgement the situation is changing rapidly.

While some services such as big events have been scaled back or even cancelled, we’re looking at ways to enhance other services at a time when our community may be feeling particularly isolated.

This page will be updated daily as further changes and initiatives are introduced so please check back regularly.

COVID-19 – What we know

The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Prime Minister has activated the Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) .

The Australian Government’s health response to the COVID-19 outbreak aims to:

  • Minimise the number of people becoming infected or sick with COVID-19
  • Minimise how sick people become and the mortality rate
  • Manage the demand on our health systems
  • Help you to manage your own risk and the risk to your families and communities

As a result, a range of directives have been issued by the Federal Government as part of containment measures and new directives are being issued on a regular basis as the situation is changing rapidly.

For important DAILY UPDATES from the State and Federal Governments on measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Australia and flatten the curve, please visit the below links:

Businesses may find resources available at the below links helpful:

For individuals seeking financial assistance due to the impact of COVID-19 visit:

What we don’t know

  • How widespread the virus will be
  • What further measures the Federal and State Governments will implement to contain spread of the virus
  • What impact these containment measures will have on our daily lives and how long this will last

What we are doing about it

The Shire of Dardanup activated its Business Continuity Plan & Procedure, actioned by its Incident Management Team.

Various Council facilities and services were closed and then re-opened to the public in line with directives from the State and Federal Government.

Some community events during 2020 had to be cancelled and/or postponed.

Join our new ‘I Heart Dardanup’ Facebook Group via this link.

This is a group to connect people living in all corners of the Shire of Dardanup (and our near neighbours) to each other during a time when many might be impacted by social isolation. It’s a tough time but the way we can get through this is TOGETHER!  This is a place we can share and discuss information that impacts us locally, connect carers and volunteers with those in need and help keep our spirits high. Local businesses are welcome to share products or services that may be of particular interest at this time. Join in polls, watch live workshop presentations and more. It’s also a place to share our love of where we live. #iheartdardanup

What we would like you to do

Please visit regularly the Australia Federal Department of Health for comprehensive information and resources on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

In particular practice:

  • Good hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Self-isolation