COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Page last updated: Friday, 12 February 2021. We will continue to update this page as information emerges, so please check back regularly.

On Friday, 12 February 2021, Premier Mark McGowan announced as of 12:01am Sunday, 14 February the Perth Metropolitan and Peel regions will return to pre-lockdown life.

The Perth and Peel restrictions will end as planned at 12.01am, Sunday, 14 February. This means the whole of Western Australia will return to the pre-lockdown conditions, as experienced prior to 6pm on Sunday, 31 January.
The Chief Health Officer has advised that the full 14-day incubation period is on track to run its course, with no indication of any community transmission.
From Sunday, 14 February masks will no longer be required to be worn either inside or outside, there will be no travel restrictions in WA, except for remote Aboriginal communities and mandatory contact registration will continue, as was planned prior to the lockdown.
WA’s controlled interstate border and capacity restrictions which were in place prior to the snap five-day lockdown will be in place, pending ongoing health advice.
Western Australians should continue to practise physical distancing where possible, maintain good personal hygiene at all times and get tested when unwell.
It is vital that all Western Australians ensure they are registering their contact details, at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory, to assist contact tracing if it is required.
As was the case before the lockdown, public or private events involving more than 500 patrons that requires local government authority approval will need an approved COVID Event Plan as part of that process.

Changes to WA’s controlled interstate border

The WA Chief Health Officer has also given updated advice on the situation in NSW, with the last community case of COVID-19 recorded on January 15, NSW is due to reach 28 days of no community transmission today.
As a result, NSW will move from ‘low risk’ to ‘very low risk’ at 12.01am, on Tuesday, 16 February, pending no further outbreaks.
Under the ‘very low risk’ category, safe travel is permitted into WA subject to the following updated conditions:
  • completion of a G2G Pass declaration, stipulating they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and which jurisdictions the traveller has been in over the previous 14 days;
  • all Perth Airport arrivals to undergo a health screening and temperature test;
  • travellers to be prepared to take a COVID-19 test at the airport COVID clinic, if deemed necessary by a health clinician (voluntary asymptomatic testing also available); and
  • land arrivals to be met at the border checkpoint, for a health screening and to have their G2G Pass declaration checked.  
This will mean all other Australian jurisdictions will be classified in the ‘very low risk’ category, except Victoria.
Given the evolving situation in Victoria, the Chief Health Officer has recommended Victoria be reclassified as ‘medium risk’ for a short period, until the situation is controlled.
As a result, Victoria arrivals at Perth Airport today will be tested at the airport before going into their 14 days of self-quarantine. Beginning tonight Friday, 12 February 2021, from 6pm, the ‘medium risk’ category will come into force until at least 12.01am, Tuesday, 16 February, pending updated health advice.
The 72 hour hard border with Victoria means only exempt travellers are permitted. The exemption list is limited to:
  • certain senior Government officials;
  • certain active military personnel;
  • a member of the Commonwealth Parliament;
  • a person carrying out functions under a law of the Commonwealth;
  • a person responsible for transport freight or logistics; and
  • anyone who is given approval by State Emergency Coordinator or an authorised officer.
The final category includes compassionate reasons - including those Western Australians that may have travelled to Victoria recently and need to return to WA.
These people will be assessed by WA Police and will be required to complete 14 days of self-quarantine and be tested for COVID-19 on arrival and on day 11.
For more information, click here.

What is Town of Claremont doing in response to COVID-19?

The safety and wellbeing of both our employees and community continues to remain the Town's top priority.

Following government advice, the Town's facilities including the Claremont Community Hub & Library and the Claremont Aquatic Centre have reopened, however numbers are capped (details below). The Town's Administration Building is open, however we ask our customers to still use email and telephone as their first point of contact with the Town, if possible, to help us limit the number of people visiting the administration building.

If you do attend the Administration building you must check-in using the SafeWA app.

Thank you for your understanding during this time as we navigate through the phases of the government roadmap and the easing of restrictions.

Stop the spread

As a community, there are things we can do to minimise the risks and look after each other.
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and water or alcohol gel.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough using a tissue or a flexed elbow.
  • Social distancing - the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Don’t go to work or school if you have symptoms.

If you’re feeling unwell

If you develop a fever, a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath within 14 days of travel to an affected area, you must seek medical attention by:
  • attending your GP (phone ahead)
  • visit the Emergency Department (advise staff immediately on arrival)
  • phone the corona virus Health Information line on 1800 020 080.

Best sources of information

For a comprehensive list of Government support measures, including individual and business support measures, click here.
Download the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app via the Apple Store or on Google Play.
These websites have the most up-to-date and official information relating to the questions you may have:

Town of Claremont services - status update

Council Meetings

Face-to-face Council meetings have resumed. If you wish to submit a question on notice for our upcoming Council Meetings, please click here.

Waste and Recycling

  • Our waste collection services remain unchanged with the collection of yellow recycling bins every fortnight and the new green GO bin every alternate week for those residences utilising the three bin system.
  • West Metro Recycling Centre - normal operating hours

Community Services

  • SHINE - a local, not-for-profit aged care service providing numerous support services for elderly members of the community including assisting with groceries and essential items, social visiting services, transport, home cleaning, meal preparation, shower and medication prompting plus more. For more information click here to visit their website, phone (08) 9253 5555 or email reception@shinecs.com.au.
  • Meals on Wheels - this service provides elderly members of the community freshly cooked meals delivered directly to their front door. Meals are delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to the residents of the Town of Claremont; and on all public holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day. This service is organise by the City of Stirling, please contact (08) 9205 7113 or Food.Services@stirling.wa.gov.au

Claremont Town Centre Economic Development

  • Offering advice to local businesses on how they can take advantage of state and federal COVID-19 support measures. For more information, visit the Supporting Local Business page here
  • For more information on how you can support local business during this time, visit the Discover Claremont from Home page here.  

Claremont Aquatic Centre 

  • Open and exercising the 2sqm capacity rule.
  • All attendees must check in using the SafeWA app.

Claremont Community Hub and Library 

  • Open and exercising the 2sqm capacity rule.
  • All attendees must check in using the SafeWA app.

Other Community Facilities/Events

  • Public outdoor spaces are open.
  • All Town of Claremont playgrounds, recreational facilities and public bbqs are open.
  • Claremont Museum is closed for renovations.
  • Claremont Golf Course is open.
  • A Night on Bay View scheduled for Saturday, 13 February has been postponed to Saturday, 20 March.

Customer Service

All other administration services

Including planning, infrastructure, community development, communications, building, finance, rates and human resources.

  • All services is business as usual.