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16 March 2020
In light of the escalating precautionary approach to CONVID-19 taken by the Federal and State Governments, and the recent recommendations in relations to public events of over 500 people, the City of Kwinana has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's youth festival, on Saturday, 21 March 2020, as well as all other City of Kwinana larger scale events.
We acknowledge that this situation will have an impact on the community, the City wants to take this opportunity to reassure its community that the City of Kwinana has prepared a pandemic plan and business continuity plans to ensure that essential service such as rubbish collections, customer service, City Assist services and park and reserve maintenance will continue to be carried out.
Mayor Carol Adams said the Kwinana community has always shown a strong and enduring community spirit and believes that the community would continue to do so in the face of COVID-19.
"We ask residents to continue to go about their ordinary business and to be alert but not alarmed. For us, it is business as usual, we have pandemic and business continuity plans in place that essential service such as rubbish collections, customer service, City Assist and park and reserve maintenance – to mention just a few of the many services the City provide on a daily basis – will continue to be carried out," she said.
"Now is also the time to support those in our community who may isolated, and in need of a helping hand. This includes our elderly, our vulnerable and those who are not as mobile and face obstacles undertaking tasks such as attending shops to buy their essential items. If you have an elderly or vulnerable neighbour, please remember to check on them to ensure and provide them with assistance if needed." She said.
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 and seeking guidance from State and Federal Health Departments. 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 COVID-19 page on the City's website.