Update: 16 January 2022

Premier McGowan has announced that as of 6pm tonight, Sunday 16 January, masks will be mandatory in all public indoor settings.
 
Stay up-to-date by visiting the WA Department of Health website or Facebook page
 
People are asked to check the exposure sites list regularly and monitor their health and get tested immediately and self-quarantine, if they develop symptoms.
 
If you have visited an exposure site, you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location.

Update: 28 December 2021

Premier McGowan has today announced that restrictions will continue until 4 January 2022.

These public health and social measures include:

  • Mandatory mask wearing for all public indoor settings and on public transport;
  • Certain high-risk large-scale events, such as music festivals, will be cancelled and nightclubs will be closed; and dancing is banned except for weddings; and
  • Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel since December 16 and enters another regional area is required to wear a mask as per requirements in Perth-Peel. Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain restricted.

All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.

The Department of Health is working through the case and is in the process of identifying close and casual contacts, and locations visited.

People are asked to check the exposure sites list regularly and monitor their health and get tested immediately and self-quarantine, if they develop symptoms.

If you have visited an exposure site, you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location.

Update: 23 December 2021

Public health and social measures will come into effect for the Perth and Peel region at 6pm tonight (23 December 2021) until 6am Tuesday, 28 December 2021.

These public health and social measures include:

  • Mandatory mask wearing for all public indoor settings and on public transport;
  • Certain high-risk large-scale events, such as music festivals, will be cancelled and nightclubs will be closed; and dancing is banned except for weddings; and
  • Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel since December 16 and enters another regional area is required to wear a mask as per requirements in Perth-Peel. Travel to remote Aboriginal communities remain restricted.

All these measures will be reviewed regularly and the Chief Health Officer will continue to monitor the serious situation and provide more ongoing advice.

The Department of Health is working through the case and is in the process of identifying close and casual contacts, and locations visited.

People are asked to check the exposure sites list regularly and monitor their health and get tested immediately and self-quarantine, if they develop symptoms.

If you have visited an exposure site, you are required to follow the corresponding health advice issued for that location.

Update: Mandatory Third Vaccination

22 December 2021

An update from Premier Mark McGowan:

The spread of Omicron throughout the world and on the east coast is extremely concerning.

Based on the latest health advice, Western Australian workers currently covered under our workforce vaccination policy will now be required to have a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Under the mandatory vaccination policy, group one workers are required to have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by 31 December 2021 and group two workers are required to receive two doses by 31 January 2021.

Workers covered by this policy will now also be required to have a third dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within one month of becoming eligible.

The latest research shows that a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has the potential to raise your protection against Omicron to more than 86% against symptomatic disease and more than 98% against severe infection.

That’s why everyone is strongly urged to receive their third dose, when eligible, even if not covered by this policy.

Vaccination is our best defence against this variant of concern as we prepare to ease border controls on February 5.

Update: WA Controlled Border Update

22 December 2021

An update from Premier Mark McGowan:

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising rapidly across the country, and the emergence of the highly-transmissable Omicron variant, we are doing everything we can to keep Western Australians safe.

Based on the latest health advice, Tasmania and the Northern Territory will be classified as ‘medium risk’ jurisdictions from 12:01am Sunday, 26 December. This means a hard border will be in place with both jurisdictions.

Travel from TAS and NT will no longer be permitted, unless you are an approved traveller.

Approved travellers arriving in WA from 12.01am Sunday, December 26, 2021 via Tasmania and Northern Territory must:

  • be double dose vaccinated against COVID-19, if eligible;
  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to departure;
  • self-quarantine in a suitable premise for 14 days;
  • present for an initial COVID-19 test within 48 hours;
  • present for a COVID-19 test if any symptoms develop during quarantine; and
  • present for a COVID-19 test on day 12 after arrival in WA.

Western Australians who have recently travelled to these jurisdictions can return under compassionate grounds through the G2G Pass system.

Recent travellers should continue to check the exposure sites listed online at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/.../case-location-alerts... and https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/.../public-exposure...

Anyone who has not been to these sites but develops any symptoms or is experiencing any symptoms, even mild, that could be related to COVID-19, is advised to get tested and quarantine until they return a negative test.

I strongly encourage all Western Australians in Tasmania and the Northern Territory to come home now – please don’t delay.

Update: Exposure sites announced in WA

14 December 2021

Today (14 December 2021), several WA exposure sites have been announced after three interstate truck drivers tested positive to COVID-19.

While these drivers must adhere to strict COVID-19 testing (under the Transport, Freight and Logistics Directions (No 8) (www.wa.gov.au), drivers must have received a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to entering WA, and undertake a rapid antigen test at the WA border) this announcement should be treated seriously.

The first two drivers, who are both in their 30s, were travelling together and are fully vaccinated. They returned negative rapid antigen tests at the border prior to entry to WA on 9 December.

When transiting through SA on return to NSW, their PCR tests undertaken on 12 December returned a positive COVID-19 result. The exposure sites have been identified thanks to the truck drivers checking in at locations using SafeWA.

Please look over the table below and if you have been at any of these sites at the exposure times get tested immediately and isolate until you receive a negative test result.

Day Date Time Location Address
Thursday 09/12/2021 1030-1130 Norseman BP Truckstop Cnr Eyre Hwy & Coolgardie Hwy, Norseman 6443
Thursday 09/12/2021 1300-1400 Moran's IGA Coolgardie 28/30 Bayley Street, Coolgardie 6429
Thursday 09/12/2021 2030-2100 Crust Pizza Cannington 1/6 Nicholson Road, Beckenham 6107
Friday 10/12/2021 1130-1210 Chemist Warehouse Cannington 2/1345 Albany Highway, Cannington 6107
Friday 10/12/2021 1200-1330 BP Truckstop Kewdale 549 Abernethy Road, Kewdale 6105
Friday 10/12/2021 1530-1630 Woolworths Bentley Plaza 1140 Albany Highway, Bentley 6102
Saturday 11/12/2021 0230-0315 Norseman BP Truckstop Cnr Eyre Hwy & Coolgardie Hwy, Norseman 6443

Note: The exposure sites above are at a point in time and will continue to be updated. Visit the exposure sites (external site) information on the HealthyWA website for the latest information.

This is an unfortunate reminder that COVID-19 is still very much a reality, and we urge anyone yet to receive their vaccination to roll up for WA and help protect us against the virus.

Update: Roll up for WA to protect yourself and our community

11 November 2021

Western Australia is one of the safest places in the world. To help protect our lifestyle, COVID-19 vaccinations are now rolling out across the state. The best thing you can do to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated.

Every vaccinated person helps arm themselves, their family, friends and community from COVID-19 — especially older Australians, who are at most risk of severe illness and possibly death.

Anyone over the age of 12 can book a vaccination appointment via VaccinateWA or by calling 13 COVID (13 26843) between 8am-6pm seven days a week.

Find out when and where to go to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by visiting the online eligibility checker. You can also sign up to be notified when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.

To stay updated on the vaccine rollout, find trusted resources, and answers to any questions you may have, visit the WA Government’s Roll up for WA website.

Advice in different languages is available online at https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-in-your-language.

So, roll up for WA and protect yourself and our community!


Update: Return to pre-lockdown conditions

9 July 2021

As per today’s announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan, Perth will return to pre-lockdown conditions as of Monday 12 July (pending ongoing health advice). This means that from Monday, all City of Canning facilities and services will return to business as usual.

We thank you for your patience and for masking up and looking out for your fellow community members.

Further information and details of the current WA restrictions can be found at www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus


Update: Easing of restrictions: 6 July – 12 July

5 July 2021 

As per today’s announcement by WA Premier Mark McGowan, restrictions will be eased further as of 12.01am Tuesday 6 July.
 
For the City of Canning this means:

  • Cannington, Riverton and Bentley libraries will resume normal services – adjusted for maximum patronage numbers and spacing restrictions (Willetton Library remains closed for refurbishment)
  • Riverton and Cannington Leisureplexes will reopen
  • Canning Lodge Aged Care Facility will transition to four visitors per day per resident
  • Community halls will reopen for use.

*Facilities reopening will comply with physical distancing, mask wearing and capacity limits required by the State Government.

Further information and details of the WA restrictions can be found here.

Update: COVID-19 four-day circuit breaker lockdown (29 June - 3 July)

29 June 2021 

A number of City facilities are closed to the public for the four-day lockdown announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan on Monday evening.
 
These include:

  • playgrounds and skate parks

  • Riverton and Cannington Leisureplex

  • Whaleback Golf Course

  • our four libraries (Riverton, Cannington, Willetton and Bentley)

  • youth centres (Willetton and Lynwood)

  • Civic & Administration Building

  • Canning Lodge Aged Care Facility (except for essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy)

  • Canning River Eco Education Centre

  • Canning Animal Management Facility

  • Waste Transfer Station (Closed to the general public open to people who are required to dispose of waste as part of their essential work)

  • our community facilities and outdoor places for hire.

 
We are closely following the advice of the State Government and look forward to reopening once lockdown lifts. 
 
Essential City operations will continue including kerbside bin collections and our Ranger & Community Safety Services. If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it
 
We encourage everyone to comply with the State-directed lockdown and remember to wear a face mask when you are outside. Our public parks are open to help you get your hour of exercise, and don’t forget to wear a mask and keep your distance while doing so.
 
Further information and details of the WA restrictions can be found here.
For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.
 

Update: COVID-19 restrictions introduced (27 - 30 June)

27 June 2021 

The WA State Government announced on Sunday 27 June 2021 that a number of COVID-19 restrictions will be implemented for at least three days.

For the City of Canning, this means the below restrictions will be adhered to, in line with State Government directives:
  • masks to be worn at all times (indoors, on public transport and outdoors where social distancing is not possible)
  • maximum capacity of venues to be determined by the two square metre distancing rule
  • the two square metre social distancing rule applies at all times
  • compulsory check-in using the SafeWA app or manual check in
  • community sport is permitted.
City facilities will remain open under the two square metre rule, with a maximum of 150 patrons and masks to be worn.
For a full list of the restrictions, please visit www.wa.gov.au

We are closely following the advice of the State Government and will continue to provide updates.

If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it

For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.
 

Update: Easing of restrictions (8 - 15 May)

7 May 2021

The WA Premier Mark McGowan recently announced that restrictions will be easing further at midnight Friday 7 May. Masks will no longer be mandatory in most locations, including City of Canning Leisureplexes and libraries. However, a few interim measures remain in place as part of a stepped-down approach.
For the City of Canning, this means the following:

  • masks will be required on public transport  
  • masks will be required at aged care facilities including Canning Lodge.
  • masks will be required at events with more than 1000 people in attendance
  • visitors to hospitals, aged care or disability facilities will be increased to a limit of four visitors per patient per day, with masks mandatory.

 
The interim restrictions will be in place for the next seven days - restrictions from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May, pending State Government advice.
For a full list of the restrictions, please visit www.wa.gov.au
If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it

For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.


Update: Wearing a mask (1 - 8 May)

30 April 2021

The WA Premier Mark McGowan announced yesterday that restrictions will be easing further at midnight tonight. However, a range of interim measures remain in place as part of a stepped-down approach.

For the City of Canning, this means the below facilities will be reopening business as usual, in line with State Government directives:

  • Canning Lodge will reopen while adhering to the rule, one household can visit a patient per day
  • CREEC
  • three libraries (Riverton, Cannington and Bentley) – Willetton Library is currently closed for refurbishment
  • Youth centres (Willetton and Lynwood)
  • Whaleback Golf Course
  • Riverton and Cannington Leisureplex.

Please note, masks must be worn in all indoor locations at all times. Masks will be required in public outdoor settings where it isn’t possible to physically distance (e.g. at events).

The interim restrictions will be in place for the next seven days - restrictions from 12.01am, Saturday 1 May until 12.01am, Saturday 7 May.
For a full list of the restrictions, please visit www.wa.gov.au

We are closely following the advice of the State Government and will continue to provide updates.

If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it

For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.

We are working with our community to build a strong, connected and resilient Canning. There are a number of COVID-19 recovery projects that will build a more connected and resilient community and to support those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Update: COVID-19 interim restrictions 

26 April 2021

The WA Premier Mark McGowan announced today that the three-day lockdown will end at midnight tonight. However, a range of interim restrictions remain in place as part of a stepped-down approach.

For the City of Canning, this means:

  • Canning Lodge remains closed.
  • CREEC remains closed (school group bookings are exempt).
  • Three Canning libraries (Riverton, Cannington and Bentley) will re-open with a maximum of 20 patrons at any time and will close at 5pm. Willetton library is currently closed for building works. 
  • Youth centres (Willetton and Lynwood) will re-open with a maximum of 20 patrons at any time.
  • Whaleback Golf Course will re-open with a maximum of 20 patrons at any time. Please note there can only be one person per bay in the driving range to complying with physical distancing.
  • Riverton and Cannington Leisureplex remain closed. Due to the restriction on the number of people who can swim, the City has decided not to re-open the facilities at this time.

The interim restrictions will be in place for the next four days - from 12.01am Tuesday 27 April, through to 12.01am on Saturday 1 May. For a full list of the restrictions, please visit www.wa.gov.au
Please continue to wear a face mask both indoors and outdoors.

We are closely following the advice of the State Government and will continue to provide updates.

If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it

For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.

We are working with our community to build a strong, connected and resilient Canning. There are a number of COVID-19 recovery projects that will build a more connected and resilient community and to support those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Update: COVID-19 three-day lockdown

23 April 2021

A number of City facilities are closed to the public for the three-day lockdown announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan on Friday afternoon.
 
These include:
  • all playgrounds, BMX track and outdoor gym facilities
  • Riverton and Cannington Leisureplex
  • Whaleback Golf Course
  • our four libraries (Riverton, Cannington, Willetton and Bentley)
  • youth centres (Willetton and Lynwood)
  • Civic & Administration Building
  • Canning Lodge Aged Care Facility
  • Canning River Eco Education Centre
  • Canning Animal Management Facility
  • Waste Transfer Station (Closed to the general public open to people who are required to dispose of waste as part of their essential work)
  • our community facilities and outdoor places for hire

We are closely following the advice of the State Government and look forward to reopening once lockdown restrictions lift. 
 
Essential City operations will continue including kerbside bin collections and our Ranger & Community Safety Services. If you have a request or would like to log an issue please visit www.canning.wa.gov.au/request-it
 
We encourage everyone to comply with the State-directed lockdown and remember to wear a face mask when you are outside. Our public parks are open to help you get your hour of exercise, and don’t forget to wear a mask and keep your distance while doing so.
 
Further information and details of the WA restrictions can be found here.
For information on locations visited by confirmed positive COVID-19 cases please visit the Healthy WA website.
 
Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.


We are working with our community to build a strong, connected and resilient Canning. There are a number of COVID-19 recovery projects that will build a more connected and resilient community and to support those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Together in Recovery COVID-19

The best sources of current information on the Coronavirus pandemic are:

  • The Western Australian Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) page
  • Coronavirus health information line 1800 020 080.
Multilingual resources can be found at:
 

For more information around the City's response to Coronavirus, including financial and community support, see the links below or contact us on 1300 422 664. 
 

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