COVID-19 FAQ's

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Updated: Tuesday, 21 July 2020​

What is happening with City Services?

The City's Administration Building is open to the public during business hours.

Bright Futures Childrens Services continues to operate during business hours.

All Open Spaces, such as Parks and Playgrounds are now open to the public.

Kwinana Recquatic Centre is now open Monday to Friday 5.30am to 9.00pm, Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

The Recquatic Café remains closed, subject to an internal service review.​

Kwinana Public Library hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm, Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm.

Community Centres – Darius Wells, John Wellard and William Bertram Community Centres are now open for bookings from the public. Regular hirers are also reinstating sessions.

Toddlertown Crèche at the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre re-opened 6 July.​

Zone Youth Space – Drop in service Thursdays and Fridays 3pm to 9pm and Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.

As at Monday 8 June:

Is council going to put a freeze on rates and charges for residents?

The City of Kwinana Council unanimously voted, at its electronic Council meeting on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, in favour of not increasing its total rate income from last year by applying a zero percent rates increase for this year to try and help alleviate some of the financial burden being faced by residents in the face of COVID-19.    ​​

What is the City planning to do to ensure that the Kwinana community recovers from COVID19?

The City was one of the first councils in WA to activate its Local Recovery Coordination Group, chaired by Mayor Carol Adams, including representation from the City of Kwinana, Department of Communities, Department of Education, South Metropolitan Health Services, Kwinana Police and the Offices of Roger Cook MLA and Madeleine King MP. 

Where can individuals in Kwinana get help with COVID-19 issues?

The City has established a Community Support Line at 9236 4570. The line is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

Where can small business owners in Kwinana get help with COVID-19 issues?

Resources that the City recommends to local small business are:

What are the current restrictions for COVID-19 in WA?

Since Saturday 27 June (until further notice):

  • Continue physical distancing by keeping 1.5 metres away from others at all times (excludes household members).
  • All indoor spaces must adhere to the revised two-square-metres per person rule. For example, a 20sqm room must have no more than ten people in it and these people must respect the 1.5 metre distance rule at all times.
  • 100/300 rule at gatherings removed – gathering limits still determined by 2sqm rule
  • Gyms can be unstaffed but are required to be cleaned regularly
  • Unseated performances permitted at bars, live music venues, pubs and nightclubs
  • Removal of seated service requirement at food businesses and licensed venues –alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements
  • No requirement for food and licensed venues to keep a patron registers
  • All events permitted, except for large-scale, multi-stage music festivals​

What are the reliable sources of information that the City recommends people use for information updates?​

The best resources are as follows:

  • The Australian Government has released an official 'Coronavirus Australia' app which is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play, as well as a WhatsApp channel available on iOS or Android.
  • The Coronavirus Public hotline is available 24/7 - 1800 020 080.
  • For all public information and updates from the City on the situation follow the City's social pages or visit COVID-19 webpage​.
Page reviewed: 21 Jul 2020 5:41pm