PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL MEASURES TO EASE

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.

CHRIS LINNELL
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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