COVID-19 Information and Updates

Tuesday 20 July 2021



Thursday 27 May 2021



Tuesday, 9 March 2021



Tuesday, 15 December 2020



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Tuesday, 24 November 2020



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Tuesday, 22 September 2020


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Tuesday, 15 September 2020


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Tuesday, 1 September 2020


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Tuesday, 25 August 2020


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Tuesday, 18 August 2020


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Tuesday, 11 August 2020


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Tuesday, 5 August 2020


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Tuesday, 28 July 2020


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Tuesday, 21 July 2020


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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 


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Friday, 10 July 2020

Based on the latest health advice, Phase 5 of the WA COVID-19 roadmap, due to be implemented on Saturday, 18 July, has been pushed back.

The new tentative date will now be Saturday, 1 August.

A final decision on whether Phase 5 can proceed on this date will be decided in about 2 weeks’ time.


Tuesday, 7 July 2020 


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Circular 25: 6 July 2020


Saturday 27 June 2020

Western Australia’s COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed even further, as WA’s roadmap is updated to complete the removal of all restrictions.

Due to the world-leading response to COVID in WA, Phase 4 started on Saturday, 27 June (11.59pm Friday, 26 June) and has resulted in: 

  • all existing gathering limits and the 100/300 rule removed
  • gathering limits only determined by WA’s reduced 2 square metre rule
  • the 2 square metre  rule will only include staff at venues that hold more than 500 patrons
  • removal of seated service requirements at food businesses and licensed premises
  • no requirement to maintain patron register at food businesses and licensed premises
  • alcohol can be served as part of unseated service arrangements
  • all events permitted except for large scale, multi-stage music festivals
  • unseated performances permitted at venues such as concert halls, live music venues, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • gyms operating unstaffed, but regular cleaning must be maintained
  • the casino gaming floor reopening under agreed temporary restrictions.

For WA’s major sport and entertainment venues, a 50 per cent capacity rule will apply. Therefore, under Phase 4 the temporary capacity of Optus Stadium will be 30,633 for sport events (35,000 for concerts), HBF Park can hold 10,150 (16,500 for concerts), RAC Arena can hold 7150 (8250 for concerts).


16 June 2020

Department of Health BULLETIN


8 June 2020

The Western Australian State Government has advised that Phase 3 of the COVID-19 WA roadmap has commenced on 6 June 2020, resulting in an easing of restrictions and arrangements.

As per the latest protocols, Shire of Carnamah is now permitted to allow the opening of change rooms, showers and club rooms and other services at our sporting and recreation facilities.

In accordance with the State Government’s directive and in line with the Phase 3 requirements prior to re-opening any facilities, each club and/or group will be required to  prepare a COVID Safety Plan. 

Phase 3 – Shire of Carnamah’s Facilities maximum patronage numbers

Venue No.
Carnamah Recreation Centre 100
Carnamah Recreation Centre (Green Room) 75
Carnamah Recreation Centre Kitchen 20
Carnamah Town Hall 100
Lesser Hall  60
Eneabba Recreation Centre 100
Eneabba Recreation Centre kitchen 13
Eneabba Shire office 2
Eneabba Library 2
Carnamah Shire Office 4
Carnamah Library 4
Landcare Building 15
Lion’s Club (old police station) 6
Doctor’s Surgery (open from 17 June) 10
28 May 2020

Shire of Carnamah will re-open its community and indoor sporting facilities from Tuesday 2 June 2020. The Shire's Administration Buildings (including Carnamah and Eneabba Library) in Carnamah and Eneabba will be open from Tuesday 2 June 2020. We ask all patrons to please not enter the premises if unwell, practice 2m distancing, sanitise their hands when entering the building and abide by staff instructions.
No more than 2 adults will be allowed in the Reception area, plus two adults max in the library. You will be allowed access together if you are from the same household.

Sporting and Community groups can now book spaces at the following venues noting that the facilities will be cleaned once a day:

  • Carnamah Recreation Centre (max. 20 patrons) 
  • Carnamah Recreation Centre green room (max. 20 patrons)
  • Carnamah Recreation Centre kitchen area (max. 17 patrons)
  • Eneabba Recreation Centre (max. 20 patrons) 
  • Carnamah Town Hall (max. 20 patrons)

The Carnamah Caravan Park will re-open its doors on 20 June as we are currently recruiting for a new Caravan Park Manager. Once open, the Caravan Park camp kitchen will be able to accommodate 10 people max.

Lake Indoon and the Eneabba campground will be open from Tuesday 2 June 2020. Please note that the toilets at Lake Indoon will be cleaned Monday, Wednesday and Friday so patrons should observe safe hygiene practices whenever using those facilities.

Recreation areas on the coast, including Gumtree, Illawong, Coolimba, etc. are open. These sites are only for accessing the beach/water – camping is prohibited at all times.

Facilities that still currently closed are:
- Carnamah Caravan Park and Campers Kitchen (will open 20 June)
- Yarra Park Carnamah
- Play equipment behind Carnamah Bowling Club
- Play and exercise equipment adjacent to the Carnamah tennis courts and swimming pool
- Playground on Eneabba Drive Eneabba
- Play equipment adjacent to the Eneabba Playgroup/Tennis Courts in Eneabba

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new conditions associated with the usage of these facilities.

Please read through the COVID Safety Guidelines - Community Use of Shire Buildings document, which has been prepared to facilitate the opening of Shire facilities for sporting/community groups’ use as part of Phase 2 of the State Government’s COVID-19 roadmap.

In addition, please see COVID-19 Safety Plan template which is required to be completed and carried at any time or held by a responsible person at any training event. A signed copy of the Plan must be provided to the Shire before any activity commences in or on Shire property.

Regardless of whether your group has an existing lease or agreement with the Shire or not, the Safety Plan must be completed and include details of a contact person, together with their phone number and email address. This person is responsible for ensuring the requirements in the Guidelines are met during use of the Shire facility including (but not limited to):

  • maintaining a strict limit of a minimum of 4sqm per person
  • ensuring a maximum of 20 people per venue (excluding staff)
  • maintaining hygiene and frequent cleaning
  • carefully managing waiting areas to ensure social distancing
  • providing hand sanitiser for patron’s use
  • prepare and maintain attendance records of patrons for the purposes of contact tracing (even if training outdoors). This requires collecting the names and contact details (phone number, email and/or address) of every person who attends the Shire premises on each occasion. This information should be forwarded to or dropped into the Shire office as soon as possible after each session.

Should you have any queries regarding this matter, do not hesitate to contact the Shire of Carnamah by phone at 9951 7000 or via email at the address above.


29 April 2020

Cautious easing of restrictions thanks to WA’s COVID-19 progress

  • Indoor and outdoor gatherings for up to 10 people will be allowed including weddings, outdoor personal training, and open house or display village inspections
  • Easing of some of WA's stage 3 restrictions effective Monday, April 27 2020
  • Changes follow the encouraging and successful response to the pandemic in WA
  • Allows families and friends to interact more freely, with good social distancing 

Read the full statement by clicking on the link


28 April 2020

COVID-19 coronavirus: Community advice

  • Updated gathering information 
  • Religious services during COVID-19
  • Interstate and regional travel
  • Hygiene, etc.


14 April 2020
Farmers' relief fund administered by the Salvation Army. If you are a farmer, farm worker, farm supplier or farm contractor you might be eligible for a payment of up to $3,000. Read here to find out more. 


COVID-19 Emergency Volunteering
Volunteering WA have launched a new emergency volunteering website calling on people to assist in delivering essential services during this time. 
Local governments and any other volunteer involving organisation are encouraged to contact Volunteering WA here if they require volunteers.


Funerals and reducing the spread of COVID-19


Centacare - COVID-19 Counselling Hotline


Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a pandemic. Find out how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms.

To help stop the spread of the virus, you should:

  • stay at home (except leaving to go to work or do essential shopping); 
  • practise social distancing (at least 1.5m, no gathering, no visitors);
  • wash your hands often with soap and water, or hand sanitiser;
  • cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use your inner elbow; and
  • if you have arrived from overseas, or you have been in contact with a someone who tested positive, you will need to self isolate for 14 days.



If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help. COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • fever
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath

If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) ONLINE Symptom Checker

Commonwealth Support 

The Australian Tax Office will administer Federal measures to help the economy and community withstand and manage the COVID-19 impact. To find out more, click here


New Intrastate Travel Restrictions Come into Place Midnight Tuesday, 31 March

From midnight Tuesday night (12am Wednesday morning), restrictions will be placed on travel within the entire State of Western Australia. 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
  • 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
  • transport of essential goods, and
  • compassionate grounds.

Access to designated regions including the Kimberley, including the entire Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku, parts of the Shire of East Pilbara (that encompass the communities of Jigalong, Martu homeland communities and Kiwirrkurra) have additional stronger restrictions in place.

This is to help curb the spread of COVID-19 into our very vulnerable communities, which could have catastrophic consequences. Further details on how the restrictions will operate and application process for exemptions will be provided before the restrictions come into force.

The Mid West is made up of 17 local government authorities:

  • Carnamah
  • Chapman Valley
  • Coorow
  • Cue
  • Greater Geraldton
  • Irwin
  • Meekatharra
  • Mingenew
  • Morawa
  • Mount Magnet
  • Murchison
  • Northampton
  • Perenjori
  • Sandstone
  • Three Springs
  • Wiluna
  • Yalgoo

Mental Health 

LIFE IN MIND AUSTRALIA The COVID-19 outbreak may generate a range of impacts on community and individual mental health and wellbeing. This may include preoccupation with specific details related to COVID-19 in addition to increased anxiety, stress or worry within individual families and communities.

The impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing may also extend to those who experience quarantine or self-isolation. To support the community during this period the Life in Mind team at Everymind has worked with the suicide prevention and mental health sectors, and in collaboration with the National Mental Health Commission to provide a comprehensive list of resources to support those affected.


In response to the changing dynamics of the community, the North Midlands Project has launched a Creative @ Home program for people to Act-Belong-Commit while they're in home isolation. The resources encourage people to stay mentally active and connected with others while having fun, getting creative and learning new things. 

The rationale behind the program is the heavy impact that quarantine and home isolation can have on mental health. For more on this, see  

We are delighted to announce Famous Sharron as the Act-Belong-Commit Creative @ Home GLAMbassador for the program. GLAMbassador is a play on words - glam being short for glamorous but also the acronym for creative and cultural institutions (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums). 

Phase one of the program is now live at


Other useful links

 National Coronavirus Helpline (1800 020 080) for advice.