COVID Community Care Update

Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 at 1:05:00 PM

COVID Community Care Update

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Councillors and Staff are continuing to work hard at ensuring the Shire of Dardanup not only meets all of its obligations with regard to State Government mandates related to containment of COVID-19 but is continuing with extensive planning to reduce the potential for any interruptions to the level of service we are able to provide our community and ensure our business continuity.

To assist us with this process, we have appointed a dedicated COVID Information Officer for a period of 6 months.

Don’t forget, this week’s Council meeting is being held online! Visit this previous post to our website for details on viewing the meeting from the comfort of home.


If you are a member of, or visitor to our Eaton Recreation Centre & 24hour Gym, you may have received notice of 3 recent patrons returning positive COVID-19 tests.

Members and visitors were not required to self-isolate but were requested to monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 and if symptoms developed, to get tested immediately.

The Centre remains open and we are continuing to regularly clean all touch-points, providing cleaning products for patrons and wearing of masks at the Centre is also being enforced.


The State Government is continuing to roll out free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) to those that have registered HERE.

We understand there have been some delays to some suburbs, so please be patient if you have not received yours as yet. Use a RAT if you experience symptoms or are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID case.


As COVID-19 cases increase across WA, it’s important to understand what we need to do when it comes to testing and isolation. Listed in detail at this link are the guidelines that you can follow depending on the situation you’ve been in.

Following these will help you know what to do to keep yourself and others in the community safe.


Free pulse oximeters are still available for vulnerable members of the community.

A pulse oximeter is a small peg-like device that clips onto your finger to read your heart rate and blood oxygen level.

Having a pulse oximeter allows you to participate in the free COVID at-home care program if you test positive, allowing symptoms to be tracked and provides support during your recovery.

The oximeters are provided by the WA Health Department and available for collection from our community libraries in Eaton and Dardanup.

Please feel free to contact our friendly library staff on 9724 0470 to arrange a ‘Phone Ahead & Collect’ option to reduce contact.

If you can answer ‘YES’ to the following questions you are eligible to receive a free pulse oximeter:

  • Are you non-Aboriginal and over 65?
  • Are you Aboriginal and over 50?
  • Are you pregnant?

One per household is available.

Please only come to the library to collect an oximeter if you are well and have not tested positive for COVID-19.


Unfortunately among our community’s unease and uncertainty, the ACCC has received thousands of scam reports related to COVID-19 – particularly in the form of text messages with false parcel tracking and delivery information.

You can read more information from the ACCC on what to look out for here:

Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams | Scamwatch


If the COVID-19 health crisis is causing you particular stress or anxiety, or if you are beginning to feel overwhelmed, it’s important to reach out for help.

The State and Federal Governments have both launched new programs dedicated to supporting our community through this difficult time. Please visit the below links for expert guidance.

THINK Mental Health

Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

If you need to talk to someone, Beyond Blue are available 24/7 to provide wellbeing counselling and mental health support for your day to day needs.

Telephone: 1800 512 348

Information for Aboriginal people can be found at

WA COVID -19 Hotline – Phone 13 COVID (13 268 43)

Lifeline – Phone 13 11 14

Beyond Blue – Phone 1300 224 636

Kids Helpline – Phone 1800 551 800

MensLine – Phone 1300 789 978

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