The State Government has declared a Public Health Emergency, Human Biosecurity Emergency and a State of Emergency for Western Australia

How we're responding

We’re monitoring developments relating to COVID-19 daily and assessing any potential impact on Shire services.  Our Local Emergency Management Arrangements and business continuity plans have been activated.

On 29 May 2020, the State Government announced Phase 3 of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, with the result that the Shire has modified its response.

Full details of the State Government’s announcement can be viewed here.

Update 4 December 2020

CONTACT REGISTERS TO BE USED DURING PUBLIC USE OF SHIRE BUILDINGS

With rising infection rates internationally and second and third wave outbreaks occurring in many parts of the world, it is important that Western Australia continues to have appropriate systems in place to keep the community safe for the long term. The State Government has recently issued directions that require Contact Registers to be implemented for many circumstances, including use of some Shire facilities.

In the event of COVID-19 being detected in the WA community, contact registers help to protect the community by providing information to the WA Health contact tracing team, which enables them to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

From Saturday 5 December 2020, the following businesses will be required to maintain contact registers for the purposes of the WA health Department COVID-19 contact tracing, should it be required:

  • Food and licensed venues (restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, taverns, nightclubs)
  • Gyms, indoor sporting centres and pools
  • Places of worship and funeral parlours
  • Beauty and personal care services including hairdressers and barbers
  • Galleries and museums
  • Cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues
  • Auction houses and real estate inspections
  • Community facilities, libraries and halls
  • Zoos and amusement parks
  • Function centres
  • Accommodation facilities that already have check-in arrangements in place (ie hostels, hotels, large camp grounds)

Accordingly, the Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup is requiring, as a condition of continued use of public facilities, the implementation of a Contact Register for all shire owned public buildings.

The contact register must record the name, contact telephone number, location, date and arrival time of patrons.

The register may be required to be made available to the Department of Health or the Shire on request.

Please click the link below for Frequently Asked Questions:

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers-patrons-frequently-asked-questions

Further information is available at:

https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers

Help and Support

Broomehill Tambellup Connect

The Tambellup Community Resource Centre has initiated a local support service.  Please check out their Facebook page ‘Broomehill-Tambellup Connect’, or phone the CRC on 9825 1177 if you would like to register to assist vulnerable residents, or if you require assistance during self-isolation.

Working from home?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre has compiled a factsheet of tips to protect your work and household cyber security while working from home.  Click here for more information.

Australian Government support measures

Click here for more information on support measures implemented by the Australian Government.

Other useful inks

Health Direct

Centrelink

Mental health wellbeing  

Staying strong through these challenging times can be tough – some links that might be useful:

My Services online directory   

Beyond Blue   

Kids Helpline