CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has established a 'COVID-19 Response Group' to help develop our response and contingency plan for the potential up-scaling/intensification of COVID-19. This group is meeting regularly and receiving information from various State Government agencies as it comes to hand.

For all matters relating to COVID-19 Local Governments are taking advice from the WA Dept of Health who are the lead agency in this State.


Updates

To watch the latest public addresses from Shire President and Deputy President, please visit:
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Videos

To view the Shire's Media Releases related to this issue, please click the link below, or view a text version here

Media Release 7 April 2020


Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes Resource Lists


We have collated a number of resource lists for the community:

Community Resource list - Local Services

Community Resource list - Recreation and Education

Community Resource list - Business


Closed Facilities

Please note, due to Federal Government directives around COVID-19, the following facilities are currently closed until further notice:

Bridgetown Public Library
Bridgetown Leisure Centre including the 24 Hour Gym

Bridgetown Visitor Centre
All town halls and similar facitilies
The Tip Shop at the Bridgetown Waste Facility
(please note, both the Bridgetown and Greenbushes waste disposal facilities remain open with restrictions in place)


Travel Restrictions

The WA Government will introduce further restrictions on travel within Western Australia from Tuesday night 31 March 2020 (12.00am AWST Wednesday morning 1 April 2020), to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19.  Western Australian intrastate travel is defined as movement through the boundaries of the regions of Western Australia.  These regions are:

  • Perth and Peel (due to their close proximity, the Perth and Peel regions will combine into one region)
  • South West
  • Great Southern
  • Goldfields-Esperance
  • Mid-West
  • Wheatbelt
  • Gascoyne
  • Pilbara
  • Kimberley.

Western Australians will NOT be permitted to leave their regional boundary. Police have the power to enforce these restrictions and fines of up to $50,000 can be issued. Exemptions will apply for:

  • employment purposes
  • medical reasons
  • health and emergency services
  • people living in ‘border communities’, who may not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • freight
  • compassionate grounds.

The Prohibition on Regional Travel Directions document can be viewed here.

For more information visit https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-travel-and-transport-advice

To view a detailed map of the regions, please click here: WA Regions Map


Links to Official COVID-19 Information


For all of the most up to date information please visit the HealthyWA website:

https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus

or see advice from the Australian Government Department of Health on:

https://www.health.gov.au/…/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-n…

There is now a helpful website for those who need to access information in languages other than English:

https://www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-transla…/…

For information from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA on Responding to COVID-19 visit:

https://covid19.cciwa.com/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=covid19