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Published on Friday, 29 April 2022 at 2:57:46 PM

The State Government of Western Australia has announced easing of the public health measures relating to COVID-19. The further easing is based on the latest advice from the Chief Health Officer that WA’s COVID-19 caseload peaked four weeks ago, triple dose vaccination rates are approaching 80% and that case numbers, hospitalisations and ICU admission rates are stable and lower than anticipated.

From Friday 12:01am the following will apply at Shire facilities:

  • Masks, while encouraged, particularly where physical distancing isn't possible, will no longer be mandatory, except for those aged 12 and over visiting a residential aged care facility.
  • The two square metre rule and capacity limits will be removed for venues, stadiums and events.
  • COVID Safety and Event Plans will no longer be mandatory but are encouraged.
  • Proof of vaccination requirements to visit venues will be removed, except for residential aged care facilities such as Pioneer Memorial Lodge
  • Symptomatic close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.

From Monday 2 May 2022, all Shire of York facilities and teams will return to their pre-COVID restriction working arrangements unless mandates still apply. The Administration building will cease to require appointments for front counter service.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging period.


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