COVID-19 Update

The Department of Health are the lead agency for this situation and people are advised to visit their website as a true and accurate source of information.

Various resources for employers, schools and higher education, health, aged care, childcare, transport, travel and hotel sectors are available at the following websites: 

National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

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City Services Update: Changes to facilities and programming

Community health and safety remains a top priority for the City of Greater Geraldton as the global Coronavirus outbreak continues to be monitored closely.

City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ross McKim said the City were monitoring the rapidly changing situation very closely and making necessary changes as needed.

The City wishes to advise there are changes to facilities, events and programming during this time.

The following is advised:

 

Customer Service

-Customer Service at the Civic Centre and Mullewa District Office remain open however community members are encouraged to contact the City via phone or email, and use online services where possible during this period.

-If visitation to a City facility is necessary, please exercise social distancing.

-Sanitisation stations and social distancing parameters have been put in place.

 

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery:

-Closed effective Monday 23 March 2020.

 

Geraldton Regional Library and Mullewa Public Library

-Closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

-Community members are reminded to visit the Library’s website for online resources and services.

-Loan periods on Library items will be extended for an additional four weeks and an amnesty on Library fines will apply.

 

Queens Park Theatre:

-Closed from Wednesday 18 March until further notice.

-Full program details on the QPT website.

 

Aquarena:

-Closed effective Monday 23 March 2020.

-User groups of the Aquarena will be contacted directly and are asked to assist in communicating to their members of this latest restriction.

-All current swimming lesson enrolments will be given credit on their account for the remainder of this term.

 

Foreshore Waterpark

-Closed effective Monday 23 March 2020.

  

Geraldton Visitor Centre:

-Closed effective Monday 23 March 2020.

Events:

-WoW Fest 2020 will not proceed as programmed.

The following events and programs have been cancelled:

-ANZAC Day (April 25)

-Sunset and Sunrise Yoga

-Mullewa Muster and Rodeo (Saturday 20 May)

-Sundays by the Sea

-The RAC Intellibus launch and experience in Geraldton has been postponed.

-All face-to-face community engagement programs. 

-City activation programming in Rocks Laneway is postponed.

-A freeze has been put on all Community Grants.

 

Geraldton Multipurpose Centre:

-Remaining open at this stage, however no new bookings are being made.

 

Parking

-All City free RV overnight parking locations in the CBD, Point Moore and Drummond Cove are closed.

-There is now free parking at City carparks in the CBD but time limits remain enforced.

 

Community Halls

-All community halls are now closed.

 

QEII Seniors and Community Centre:

-Closed from Wednesday 25 March 2020.

 

Youth:

- The youth diversionary program ‘Friday Night Football’ has been postponed.

-In-person activities as part of the April School Holiday Program have been cancelled.

-The City is working on delivering programs via digital and online platforms.

 

Mullewa

-The following facilities in Mullewa are closed: Mullewa Caravan Park, Recreation Centre and Gymnasium, Youth Centre, Mullewa Pool, Town/Lesser Halls and Mullewa Public Library.

 

Geraldton Voluntary Tour Guides:

-The daily 10:30am tours at the HMAS Sydney II Memorial and the 2pm Tuesday and Thursday tours of the Bill Sewell Complex have been suspended until 30 April 2020.

 

Pool Inspections

-All home pool inspections have been put on hold at this time but we urge community members to be ever vigilant especially with children around swimming pools.

 

Ornamental water fountains are no longer operating. The City are closing public toilets to ensure social distancing and current hygiene standards are met however the public toilets in Rocks Laneway and the Rubiks Cube toilets on the Foreshore remain open at this stage. 

All museums are also now closed, as is the Geraldton RSL Club.

Community members are advised changes to facilities and programming will be reviewed in three months.

The Geraldton Airport also remains open and patrons should contact airlines in regards to flight changes.

Ongoing announcements regarding City programs, shows and events will be released on the City’s website and social media platforms.

The Department of Health are the lead agency for the COVID-19 situation and people are advised to visit their website as a true and accurate source of information.

Various resources for employers, schools and higher education, health, aged care, childcare, transport, travel and hotel sectors are available at the following websites: 

HealthyWA website

Commonwealth Department of Health  

State Government Coronavirus Page

National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Community members are advised to check the City’s website and Facebook page for the status of City events and to contact individual event organisers for updates on non-City run events. 

That City would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during this difficult time and please remain calm, together we will get through this.

Community members are reminded they can still contact the City through phone on (08)9956 6600 or email council@cgg.wa.gov.au

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Intrastate Travel Boundaries

The WA Government has introduced further restrictions on travel within Western Australia to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19. After 11:59pm Tuesday, 31 March 2020 Western Australians will not be allowed to travel outside their designated region.

If you are currently outside of your region, you should return home immediately. Learn more

Click here to read the Regional Traffic Update

Click here to read the Prohibition of Regional Travel Directions

Regions are defined by bold lines in the below map:

Intrastate travel boundaries

The Midwest region consists of the following local governments:

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Resources

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Support Services Contact Information

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Regional Alliance West (08) 9938 0600 https://raw.org.au/contact/
Government of Western Australia - Department of Health.  1800 020 080 https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
HealthyWA 1800 022 222 https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/ 
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 https://www.beyondblue.org.au/?&scp=true
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78 https://mensline.org.au/
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Black Dog Institute (02) 9382 2991 https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/    
Healthdirect 1800 022 222 https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
Australian Government Services Australia (Links to MyGov, Centrelink and Medicare) 1800 020 080 https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19
Financial Counselling Service 1800 007 007  
Ethnolink Language Services 1300 727 441 https://www.ethnolink.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-translated-resources/

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COVID-19 Statistics

Statistics on COVID-19 cases in Western Australia are provided by the Department of Health.

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