Perth Lockdown – Shire of York Community Information

Published on Monday, 1 February 2021 at 1:15:47 PM

The State Government has implemented a 5-day lockdown for the Perth metropolitan area, the Peel and South West regions effective at 6pm, Sunday 31 January 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YORK RESIDENTS?

Even though we are not in lockdown, we should remain diligent of our COVID safety practices and remain calm and considerate of one another.

YORK BUSINESSES

It’s business as usual in York unless further restrictions are imposed.   Business must maintain hygiene and contact tracing requirements.

SHIRE FACILITITES

All facilities including the YRCC, Gym, Swimming Pool, Library and Visitor Centre remain open as usual.  Increased cleaning regimes and contact tracing requirements remain in place.

EVENTS

At this point, events scheduled for York are going ahead.  All events require a COVID Safety Plan.

MASKS

Shire of York staff will be wearing masks when indoors as a precautionary measure ONLY. This is above and beyond the current Government requirements and York residents are not required to wear masks at this stage. It is a personal choice for community members who may wish to do so.  More info about masks here:  https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/Face-masks

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS

If you have a medical appointment in Perth please contact your provider prior to travel. 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.  You may enter Perth only for access to essential health and emergency services.

SafeWA

To assist businesses, the WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which is 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. The use of this app is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.

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

YORKIND

Community members with queries should first visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

If you are unable to find the answer to your query, you may contact Shire of York staff on 9641 0500 who will be able to assist you.

PERTH LOCKDOWN INFORMATION

The following restrictions apply in the Perth metropolitan area, the Peel and South West regions 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, cafes, pubs and bars in the lock down region 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 in the lock down region unless caring for a vulnerable person or in an emergency
  • No visitors to hospitals or residential aged care and/or disability facilities in the lock down region
  • No weddings permitted in the lock down region
  • Funerals are limited to 10 people in the lock down region
  • Travel remains prohibited within remote Aboriginal communities.

Anyone who attended the following locations must attend a COVID clinic and be tested, then go home and isolate:

  • Ascot: 7-11 Ascot petrol station on Friday 29 January, from 8pm to 9pm
  • Burswood: Puma Service Station on Wednesday 13 January from 11am until midday
  • Cloverdale: Halal Grocery Store on 28 January, from 7pm to 9pm
  • Cloverdale: Coles Express/Shell service station on Saturday 30 January from 12pm to 3pm
  • Joondalup: Edith Cowan University (ECU), Building 31, on Thursday 28 January, from 11am to 2pm
  • Maylands: Coles supermarket on Monday 25 January, from 8pm to 10pm and Friday 29 January, 8pm to 9pm
  • Maylands: KFC on Wednesday 27 January from 6pm to midnight
  • Maylands: Venus Ladies and Gentlemen Hair Design on Friday 29 January from 1pm to 3pm.
  • Maylands: Pharmacy 777 at Mayland Park shopping centre on Saturday 30 January, 2:30pm to 4pm
  • Midland: Mitsubishi motors car dealership on Wednesday 27 January from 7pm to close
  • Morley: Spudshed, Coventry Village, Wednesday 27 January from 8pm to midnight
  • Nedlands: Nedlands Family Practice GP surgery, Broadway Shopping Centre, on Friday 29 January, from 5pm to 6pm
  • North Perth: Chemist Warehouse, Fitzgerald Street, on Friday 29 January from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Perth: Arena Convenience Store (Grab N Go), Milligan St, Wednesday 27 January from 2pm to 3pm
  • Perth: Perth Convention Centre on Friday 29 January, from 4pm to 6pm
  • Perth: VFS Global Indian Visa Services, on Thursday 28 January, 12:30pm to 5pm

Please continue to maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, stay home when sick and look out for one another, especially our more vulnerable neighbours.

Chris Linnell
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

 

 

 

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