An update about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

18 June 2020

This page was established on Friday, 13 March 2020 in response to COVID-19 updates.

We are regularly updating the information here for the MSWA community - last reviewed Thursday, 24 September 2020.

MSWA remains alert but not alarmed as we monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

We are following the Government health authority’s guidelines and are actively promoting preventative measures for staff, volunteers, visitors and our Customers and their families and friends.

We will continue to update you as new information becomes available and will take actions to protect the health and wellbeing of our community.

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  • The current trend in WA is positive with low cases being reported.
    • To maintain this, we need to continue to be cautious and practise social distancing and hygiene methods.
    • Most WA workers have now returned to work, unless unwell or vulnerable.
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      • MSWA staff can, if requested, wear masks while they are delivering Customer services. This is an extra precaution we are offering to help minimise the risk.
  • JobKeeper scheme
    • MSWA has been assessed as an ‘eligible employer’ under the JobKeeper scheme. All eligible MSWA employees have been communicated to.
  • COVIDSafe app speeds up contacting people exposed to COVID-19. This helps the DoH support and protect you, your friends and family. Please read the content on this page before downloading.
  • Annual flu-vaccination is recommended by the Health Department. Over 65’s in particular are advised to have the vaccine. If you haven’t had your vaccination yet speak to your GP or local pharmacy.
  • Travel: The WA Government has implemented border restrictions and arrival requirements of travel to WA from other States and Territories - by road, rail, air and sea
    • Overseas travel and domestic travel is discouraged.
    • Anyone who has recently returned from international or interstate travel must self-isolate for 14 days after the date of return to Australia.
    • Intrastate travel – Almost all intrastate borders have re-opened.
      • The Kimberley region, parts of the East Pilbara and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku reopened Friday, 5 June. Restrictions on entry to remote Aboriginal communities remain in place to protect the health and wellbeing of residents. Exemptions and Breaches apply.
  • Gatherings
    • All existing gathering limits removed.
    • Gathering limits now only determined by WA's reduced 2 square metre rule.
    • The 2 square metre rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons.