COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Page updated: Friday 2 July, 2021. We will continue to update this page as information emerges, so please check back regularly.

The Perth and Peel lockdown will end as planned at 12:01am, Saturday 3 July. Interim restrictions will be in place until 12:01am, Tuesday 6 July as part of a safe and sensible transition out of lockdown.
People are encouraged to continue working from home and masks are still required to be worn indoors, outdoors and on public transport.
Travel outside Perth and Peel is permitted with restrictions. People who are leaving the region must continue to wear masks and will not be allowed to visit hospitality, entertainment and recreation venues or other public gatherings. People are permitted to enter retail venues and other businesses for takeaway.
People who are identified as close or casual contacts of confirmed cases cannot travel outside Perth or Peel.
Travel restrictions to remote Aboriginal communities also remain in place.

The following measures will be in place:
Masks mandatory

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Public transport
  • Usual exemptions are in place – including removing masks for outdoor vigorous exercise.

Gatherings

  • Limit of 10 visitors to all homes.
  • Private outdoor gatherings limited to 20 people.

Intrastate travel

  • Permitted with restrictions
  • Anyone who has been in Perth and Peel since Sunday 27 June is subject to the following:
    • Mask wearing requirements
    • Not allowed to visit hospitality, entertainment and recreation venues or other public gatherings
    • Can visit retail venues or other businesses for takeaway.
  • People identified as casual contacts are not permitted to travel outside the Perth/Peel region until 12.01am, Monday 12 July unless for essential or compassionate reasons. Close contacts need to continue to follow the quarantine instructions provided to them.
  • Travel remains prohibited to remote Aboriginal communities.

Businesses and venues

  • 20 person limit and 4sqm rule for:
    • Hospitality (restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars)
    • Beauty/hairdressing
    • Public venues (swimming pools, recreation centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums) but no group classes can take place.
    • Fitness venues (gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios)
    • Casinos
    • Nightclubs
    • Entertainment venues
    • Places of worship.
  • Seated service only for entertainment and hospitality venues.

Hospitals, aged care and disability care

  • No visitors to residential aged care and/or disability facilities except for exceptional circumstances such as essential care, compassionate reasons, end of life and advocacy
  • No visitors to hospitals except for compassionate reasons, end of life, accompanying a child, supporting a partner to give birth
  • Category 2 and 3 elective surgeries postponed until Friday, 9 July
  • Hospitals will contact patients to reschedule – people should not contact hospitals directly.

Sport

  • Professional and outdoor community sport permitted without spectators - parents can assist where young children require support, but subject to 4sqm rule
  • Indoor community sport not permitted.

Education

  • Schools open (noting it is school holidays)
  • Universities and TAFEs open with 20 person limit and 4sqm rule per class.

Weddings and funerals

  • Limited to 20 attendees, not including event staff.

Events

  • Not permitted
  • Certain sporting events in a stadium permitted with no spectators.

Pending health advice at the time, restrictions are expected to further ease for a transitional period until 12.01am, Monday 12 July ahead of a return to pre-lockdown life. This allows for the completion of the full 14-day incubation period.

The eased transitional restrictions from 12:01am, Tuesday 6 July include:
Masks

  • Mandatory indoors, including the workplace and on public transport
  • Not required outdoors where physical distancing is possible
  • Regular exemptions apply
  • People should apply common sense and take a mask with them whenever they leave home.

Gatherings

  • 30-person limit in all homes for indoor private gatherings
  • 150-person limit for outdoor private gatherings.

Intrastate travel

  • Anyone who has been in Perth or Peel since Sunday, 27 June must also wear a mask subject to the above requirements

Businesses and venues

  • 150 person limit and 2sqm rule for:
    • Hospitality venues (restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars) for seated service only
    • Beauty/hairdressing
    • Public venues (swimming pools, recreation centres, outdoor playgrounds, museums)
    • Fitness venues (gyms, pilates, yoga, dance studios)
    • Casinos for seated service only
    • Nightclubs for seated service only
    • Entertainment venues
    • Places of worship.

Hospitals, aged care and disability care

  • Four visitors permitted each day per person
  • Masks mandatory for staff and visitors.

Sport

  • Indoor and outdoor community sport can resume with spectators

Weddings and funerals

  • Limited to 150 attendees

Events

  • Can take place with up to 150 people
  • Major stadiums can operate at 50 per cent capacity.

Western Australians are reminded to register their contact details via the SafeWA app or written contact registers at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory.

The SafeWA app and written contact registers are vital tools for health contact tracers to more efficiently identify people that may have been exposed to the virus, helping reduce the potential of a wide-spread outbreak. 

More information

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

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

Roll Up for WA

We’ve all worked together to keep Western Australia one of the safest places in the world. To protect our lifestyle here in WA, there’s one more thing we need to do. We need to roll up our sleeves and get vaccinated for COVID-19. The more people who do, the more we protect our families, friends and community.

If you are 50 years and over, to make a booking call 13 COVID (13 26843) to book your appointment at a COVID-19 vaccination community clinic. If you are not yet eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you cannot book an appointment through 13 COVID yet.

Please remember:

  • Don’t attend a clinic without an appointment. 
  • You have to be over 50 to book a vaccine at this time, unless you’re in the 1a, 1b cohorts.
  • All callers to 13COVID will get prompted after 10 minutes waiting and if they want a call-back, will get one.
  • Callers to 13COVID are advised to have their Medicare card at hand when they make the call.
For more information, visit the Roll Up for WA website.

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 coronavirus 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 

Council Meetings

Council meetings will return to face-to-face. 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 

  • Closed for shceduled upgrades

Claremont Community Hub and Library 

  • Open with 4sqm rule in place

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 scheduled upgrades 
  • Claremont Golf Course is open 

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