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20 March 2020
The City has stepped up its response to COVID-19 following the completion of comprehensive risk assessments for each facility and the recommendation from the Federal Government to restrict indoor public gatherings of over 100 people in an effort to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 through the community.
Following the outcome of the risk assessments the City has made the decision to begin operating under reduced operating models at Darius Wells Library and Community Resource Centre, Kwinana Recquatic and Bertram and Wellard Community Centres to ensure that the recommended social distance, hygiene and capacity measures can be maintained. Additionally, the City will also be ceasing drop in activity and programs at the Zone Youth Space and will only operate the facility for minor bookings.
Due to these reduced operating arrangements, a number of programs running from the City’s facilities will be affected with the specific details for each City facility available on the City’s website www.kwinana.wa.gov.au/covid-19. Additionally, a number of smaller community programmes and events, the City had planned have also been cancelled including:
1. E-Waste Recycling Tours – 7 May
2. Containers for Change (Wellard Pavilion) – 9 May
3. Comport Workshops (Wandi Hall) – 23 May
4. Work Farm Workshop (Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre) – 3 June
Mayor Carol Adams said while the City was facing uncertain times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kwinana community had always shown a strong and enduring community spirit and residents needed to be alert but not alarmed.
“The City has been closely monitoring the situation and has been seeking guidance from state and federal health departments. We feel now is the time to put in place increased measures to try and ensure we minimise the risk and the impact of this situation on our community,” she said.
“While we have temporarily ceased a number of City services, we need to reiterate that essential services such as rubbish collections, customer service, City Assist and park and reserve maintenance will not be impacted and will continue to be carried out.”
While this is a rapidly evolving situation, the City is closely monitoring the risk posed to the City of Kwinana and our community by COVID-19. If the situation changes, the City will be advised by the Department of Health and will provide community members with timely advice on what to do.
For more information on COVID-19 visit Healthy WA or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. For information and updates from the City on the situation follow the City’s social pages or visit the City's COVID-19 webpage.
To stay up-to-date with what programs and/or event are being cancelled visit the City's What's On page.