An update about COVID-19

13 April 2021

We are regularly updating the information here - last reviewed Tuesday, 13 April 2021.

MSWA remains alert but not alarmed as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. We are following the Government health authorities’ guidelines and are actively promoting preventative measures for staff, volunteers, visitors and our Clients and their families.

To keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 news, visit the Western Australian Government website: wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

We will continue to take actions to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, and our Clients and staff are being communicated to directly.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

MSWA Coronavirus Safety Measures


COVID-19 vaccine

The rollout of the vaccination program is currently underway in Western Australia. According to the Federal and State Government, the most recent health advice indicates that the AstraZeneca vaccinations will only be given to people over the age of 50 and Pfizer for under 50 years of age; which will cause delays in the planned roll out.

The vaccine is being distributed in stages with a priority on certain groups who will receive the vaccine first. We are currently in phase 1b of the program. To find out whether you are eligible for the vaccine, head to: https://rollup.wa.gov.au/.

While not mandatory, MSWA kindly encourages staff and Clients to consider the vaccination.

Social distancing and gatherings

Capacity restrictions in Western Australia for major seated indoor and outdoor venues have been eased and are now permitted to operate at 100 percent capacity with certain hospitality venues are capped at 75 percent. For all other venues, the 2 square metre rule is in place. A full list of restrictions can be found on the WA Government website.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Face masks are mandatory in airports or on an aircraft.

MSWA staff can, if requested, wear masks while they are delivering Client services.

COVIDSafe app

Contact registers are mandatory at businesses in Western Australia. While most will have a physical list to sign in, the COVIDSafe App speeds up the process of informing people who have been exposed to the virus and limiting further infection in the community. This helps the Department of Health support and protect you, your friends and family.

Annual flu-vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect you against influenza. It is recommended that if you have not yet had your vaccination, speak to your GP or visit your local pharmacy.

Please note that you should delay getting the influenza vaccine for 14 days before or after receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine.