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COVID-19 information at a glance

Parliament of Western Australia enumerates updated information and useful resources.​

Keep informed with the WA Roadmap to help create a COVID Safe society with new ways of living and working.​​

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

The State Government of Western Australia has declared that from Friday, June 10, 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements will be required state-wide for visitors to public and private hospitals, and residential aged care facilities.

Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination (unless medically exempt, in which case proof of medical exemption must be issued) include:

  • The ServiceWA app
  • Your COVID-19 digital certificate from myGov or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
  • Your certificate stored in a smartphone wallet, along with an acceptable form of identification.
  • A hardcopy of your certificate, along with an acceptable form of identification.
  • A digital or hardcopy of your immunisation history statement, along with an acceptable form of identification.

The State Government of Western Australia have created the ServiceWA app. The ServiceWA app allows you to scan into locations you visit, access your proof of vaccination and access your G2G passes in the one place. 

The ServiceWA app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Resources to help you install the app can be found on the WA Government website.

Please note; records collected through the SafeWA and ServiceWA apps are encrypted and stored securely. These records are only accessible by authorised Department of Health contact tracing personnel, in the event that COVID-19 tracing needs to be undertaken. This requirement ensures that the Department of Health can quickly and effectively identify the businesses/venues an individual has visited, in order to keep the community safe. In addition, the WA Police Force will be informed of your COVID-19 vaccination status for G2G Pass purposes, and limited other purposes.

Data collected will only be kept by stored for a maximum of 28 days is only used by WA Health for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes if required.

    Kwinana Local Business Directory​

    "Stay Loyal Shop Local" at local businesses in the Kwinana area. Discover updates on adjusted trading hours and additional services on offer in the Kwinana Local Business Directory.​

    Discover the services on offer in the below categories;

    *Any owner and/or occupier who engages a contractor to undertake works on their behalf, is responsible for ensuring that the works completed meet the requirements of the following Fire Notice - City of Kwinana.

    Do you own a business in Kwinana and want to be listed in the Local Business Directory? Register your business or update your details/services by completing our Local Business Directory form​.  ​

    Electoral Division of Brand Local Business Map

    In support of the local businesses in the area, the Brand Local Business Map has been created to promote shopping locally. ​​

    Business Obligations​

    Employee Support

    • Information on payment and services for people looking for work or doing studies, go to job seekers support.
    • Students and trainees who are currently getting a student payment from the Government may be eligible to get the Economic Support Payment in addition to the Coronavirus Supplement. 
    • Some Centrelink payments have changed since 20 March 2020. See if these changes affects you  by viewing the latest news for jobseekers​.

    Business advice and support

    • Small Business Development Corporation has a range of useful resources and support services available.
    • The Government of Western Australia Department of Health has created a list of information for business, industry and local government.
    • The City of Kwinana has partnered with Business Foundations to offer one-on-one advice to local small businesses who need advice on business continuity, cash flow forecasting and employee obligations. Send the email to the City's Economic Development team​ for more information.
    • Food Standards Australia New Zealand has helpful advice for food businesses.
    • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website features helpful information for small businesses.
    • BDO has a suite of information to help you respond to COVID-19.
    • Contact your bank if you have specific concerns about your finance, discussion this with your bank is critical and they can help you understand your options. It is recommended that you engage with them as early as possible if you have a problem.
    • Tax relief - if you are experiencing difficulties with tax obligations because of COVID-19, you can phone the Australian Taxation Office Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 for help tailored to your circumstances or send the Australian Taxation Office an email​
    • Legal Aid WA can provide low-cost and in some instances, no cost legal advice for certain issues. 
    • Payment and Service Finder helps employers understand what they are eligible for and how they can claim online.
    • Information on how to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees, head to Treasury
    • Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA's recovery reform roadmap gives general advice on how business can return to strength through the pandemic.
    • Keep your customers up to date. You can share more detailed and timely updates through social, website posts, email, text, the Google directory or on the Kwinana Local Business Directory by completing Kwinana Local Business Directory Form.
    • Find out about COVID-19 safety plans, financial support and current restriction for businesses on the State Government's website

    Crisis management

    • Crisis planning - PWC offers some tips for responding to business impacts, such as crisis planning, effective communication, workforce planning and supply chain.
    • Resilience – Deloitte have some tips and insights into the impact on leadership, the future of work and understanding the impact across a range of sectors.

    Free online courses

    Many businesses are having to change the way they do business, with more outlets going online, using video for meetings and offering delivery.

    • ​​Small Business Development Corporation are running several webinars that can help you improve or run your business for free or for a very minimal fee.
    • LinkedIn is also offering free online courses that might help you with remote working.​

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