Coronavirus Community Update

​While the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in Australia remains low, we are encouraging the community to remain alert and be prepared but not be alarmed.

In all matters relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the City of Bunbury and all Local Governments are taking advice from the WA Department of Health who are the lead agency.

The WA Department of Health is advising the community to only seek medical attention if you have recently travelled and have respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, sore throat) or fever.

The City’s Executive team, Environmental Health Officers and other personnel are meeting regularly and receiving information from representatives from various State Government agencies as it comes to hand.

For all of the most up to date information please visit the HealthyWA website

or see advice from the Australian Government Department of Health here

Extra cleaning measures are in place at all City managed facilities and these facilities will continue to provide updates and information to the community as required.

The City’s Emergency Coordination Team (ECT) will be meeting today and provide daily updates to staff on the City’s response to COVID-19 matters.

The WA Department of Health release a daily snapshot that provides up to date information on cases in WA here

For small business owners this information from the Small Business Development Corporation WA is helpful and outlines a number of considerations here

In relation to events run by the City and held in Bunbury over the coming weeks, we expect to make more announcements today – Monday 16 March – on these.

Keeping in mind that the Federal Government has already announced a ban on non-essential events and gatherings of more than 500 people as of today.

The Coronavirus health information line can be contacted at any time 1800 020 080 and the community should continue to follow the Department of Health’s guidelines for prevention.