COVID 19 | COMMUNITY INFORMATION

For all advice and information in regards to COVID-19 please continue to visit the WA Department of Health and Federal Government websites.

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14 April 2022

Public health measures ease at 12:01am 14 April 2022, including relaxed capacity limits for gatherings and hospitality and refined close contact definitions.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Advice 

Quick stop info and advice  for the community and businesses 
Latest updates, what you can and can't do, proof of vaccines, travel etc etc 
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Exposure Sites
Locations in Western Australia visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases
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Current Restrictions

As of 14 November 2020, WA transitioned to a safe and sensible border arrangement based on the latest public health advice.
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Contact Tracing
From Saturday, December 5 2020, particular WA businesses and venues will be required to maintain a mandatory contact register for staff and patrons. 
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Safety Plans
Latest information and tools, including industry-specific COVID Safety Plans and Guidelines.
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Business Infromation
A range of support information focused on the needs of small business owners.
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Hygiene Training
The WA Government has launched a mandatory Covid-19 hygiene training and assessment course to prepare the state’s hospitality industry for a future return to business.
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Testing Advice 

People are urged to continue to check the exposure sites page of the HealthyWA website for updates, and if they have been to an exposure site to follow the listed health advice.

Testing Clinic 

York Health Service (08) 9641 0200  -  9 Trews Road, York

Testing and Isolation
What to do if you or someone you know tests positive
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Types of Tests

What's the difference between RAT and PCR testing?

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What to do if you have COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, it is likely your symptoms will be mild and you can recover safely at home.

If you have no symptoms, or only mild symptoms, this information and advice will help keep you and your loved ones safe. You should only call triple zero (000) or attend an emergency department if your symptoms are severe.

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WA COVID Care at Home

Most people with COVID-19 can care for themselves with some support from their GP.   WA COVID Care at Home delivers home monitoring care for COVID-positive people who require it due to having risk factors which put them at greater risk of requiring hospitalisation.  This is a free service. You will need to register for the service. You will be asked to consent to enrol in the program.

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FAQs on the Shire's response to COVID-19

Are Shire facilities still open?

Customer Service Centre

Service at the administration front counter will be by appointment only. This will include general customer service, library transactions, licencing, and in-person enquiries for buildings, health and planning.

Appointments can be made between 8.30am and 4.30pm by calling 9641 0500. 

The following controls are in place:

 All visitors and staff must wear masks 
 Safety screens installed
 Anyone who is feeling unwell is asked to stay at home

These easements are in response to the current circumstances and are subject to change should the situation change.

For any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire on 9641 0500.

StoryTime

StoryTime takes place by appointment in the Library on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am. 

 All visitors and staff must wear masks 

Contact Details: Library 9641 0515 or email library@york.wa.gov.au.

York Recreation and Community Centre and Forrest Oval Precinct

All facilities are open.  Users must provide proof of vaccination as requested and when appropriate wear masks. Hirers must complete a Covid Safety Plan and maintain a contact register. 

Playgrounds and Skate Park

The Avon Park, Candice Bateman Park and YRCC playgrounds and the YRCC skate park are open. 

York Residency Museum

The Museum is open by appointment during normal hours: 

  • Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays 11.00am - 3.00pm

Please call 9641 1751 to book a visit. 

 All visitors and staff must wear masks 

Town Hall

The Town Hall is available for hire.  Users must wear masks and depending on the type of function, proof of vaccination may be required.  Hirers must complete a COVID Safety Plan and maintain a contact register. For assistance to complete a safety plan please contact 9641 0500.

Janet Millet and Gwambygine RV Parks

The RV parks are open. 

Community Bus

The Shire’s Community Bus is available for hire. Hirers will need to ensure masks are worn and be responsible for hygiene cleaning upon return of the bus. Hirers must complete a Covid Safety Plan and maintain a contact register.  For enquiries regarding the Community Bus please contact 9641 0500. 

York Motocross Track

The Motocross track on Spencers Brook - York Road is open.  Users are reminded to practise safe hygiene and social distancing. 

How will you be communicating updates?

Our website is the main source for all information regarding cancellations and closures, and Shire specific information about COVID-19. We will also be communicating these via our Facebook page, the Shire Update page in Community Matters and through the local radio station Voice of the Avon 101.3fm.  

What is the Shire’s administration doing in response to COVID-19?

The safety, health and wellbeing of our local community, our customers and our staff is our main priority and the Shire is actively following the advice received from government and health authorities to ensure we are equipped with the latest information. The Shire has established an internal COVID-19 Management Group and Council has endorsed our Business Continuity Plan – COVID-19 Pandemic Response to ensure we can continue to provide services to our community.  We are working closely with health professionals, community groups and businesses to ensure that our community members are well informed and well supported in the event of community transfer of COVID-19. 

At the Shire we will be focussed on containing the spread of COVID to ensure our services keep running. We are partnering with other service providers and community groups to making sure you still have access to the information and assistance you need through YorKIND and other initiatives.  In the coming weeks a flyer will be sent to all households with details of what you can do at home, and how to seek additional help.

In the meantime, you can assist by ensuring good hygiene practices such as

  • Social distancing
  • Sound handwashing practices
  • Using hand sanitiser
  • Avoiding surface contact
  • Sneezing/coughing into your elbow
  • Wearing masks where required

And calmly making sure you are ready to quarantine at home.

What is the Shire doing to maintain personal hygiene at its facilities?

The Shire is following Department of Health advice to frequently disinfect doorknobs, buttons, light switches, handrails, tap handles and desks.  

We will endeavour to ensure single-use paper towels and liquid hand soap stocks are maintained within our public toilets. 

The Shire continues to follow the WA Department of Health’s social distancing advice which includes:

  • staying home if you are unwell
  • keeping a distance of 2 metres between yourself and others where possible
  • Four square metre per person rule (2m x2m) for non-essential indoor gatherings
  • minimising physical contact

Is the Shire still providing its rubbish and recycling bin collection service?

Yes. Our waste management services is continuing and residents can continue putting out their green and yellow bins on their allocated days. The Shire will advise residents if there is any change to this service.

Will my planning or building application be processed?

Yes. All planning and building applications will continue to be assessed within the statutory timeframes.

Applications can be made electronically via email to records@york.wa.gov.au or the relevant State Government department as per usual.

Applications will be referred internally and processed as usual and feedback will be given via email or telephone. Payments can also be done electronically.

Shire staff will respond to any planning or building questions. Please contact the Shire on 9641 0500 or email records@york.wa.gov.au if you have a question.

Other Services

Local Services

As the State prepares for an increase in positive COVID cases the following services are available locally:

York Co-op 

IGA Shop Online has been recently updated to simplify your shopping. You can now pay for your shopping basket online and request delivery to your door on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays for a nominal fee. Same day delivery available if orders are received by 11am on delivery days. Click on the link here to view the online service

York Health Pharmacy 
Is offering phone orders & payments, drive through parcel collection and home delivery for those in need. Mderna vaccinations are also available for Adults and Children 12+. Call the team on 96411044 for more details

What financial support is available for individuals and households?

The Australian Government is providing some financial assistance to Australians. This assistance includes the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment and easing of pressure on retirees. 

For more information click the link below: 

What mental health and family support services are available?

If you are feeling overwhelmed or isolated, there is support available for you and your family members. 

Mental health support 

  • Lifeline 24/7: 13 11 14 
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 
  • Crisis Care 24/7: 9223 1111 

Children and youth mental health services 

  • Headspace: 1800 650 890 
  • Kids Helpline 24/7: 1800 551 800 

Relationship support 

  • 1800 Respect 24/7: 1800 737 732 
  • Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 007 339 
  • Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 000 599 

Department of Communities fact sheet with useful contact numbers for the Region

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