The COVID-19 situation is evolving each day. We will continue to make adjustments as necessary and as directed by the WA Department of Health. This page will continue to be updated.
The City is aware that many in the community may have concerns about coronavirus and want to know what is fact and what, if anything, they should be doing to protect themselves or prepare for any potential escalation of the situation.
The best source of current information, is the Western Australian Department of Health website. The department also has a coronavirus health information line you can call on 1800 020 080.
Mayor Penny Taylor said the City was taking COVID-19 seriously.
"This means that we’ve had to cancel some much loved upcoming events which is disappointing for all. We’re in this together. Let’s be kind and look out for our neighbours.
"Thank you to all medical and health workers in our community for your diligence in supporting a concerned community. To all working to support neighbours and friends as this situation unfolds – thank you," Mayor Taylor said.
What actions is the City taking?
The City is finalising a Work Continuity Plan to ensure that essential services can still be provided to the community in the event that staff availability becomes impacted by COVID-19. We are liaising closely with the Department of Health as this unprecedented public health emergency unfolds.
The City will continue to implement a high standard of hygiene at all public buildings and our customer service desks. If you are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with somebody with suspected COVID-19, please do not attend. You can access many online services via our website, or by contacting us on 9237 9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City has cancelled a number of large public events including the Subiaco Street Party, ANZAC Day services and Rokeb-illy Hoedown. Visit our events calendar for cancellation details.
Council meetings will continue with a reduced capacity in the public gallery. Seating will be adjusted to align with the social distancing advice.
Subiaco Library and Museum
Subiaco Library has suspended all events, clubs and programs. This includes baby rhymetime, storytime and English conversation club as well as our Seniors’ coffee club and other seniors events.
For now, opening hours at Subiaco Library and Subiaco Museum will remain the same as well as most library services (loans and public computer access). The library has an extensive range of digital resources that can be accessed online, should anybody wish to avoid attending in person or need to isolate themselves.
For more information on the measures the library has put into place, as well as how to access library resources from home, visit COVID-19 information for Subiaco Library.
Lords Recreation Centre
Lords Recreation Centre will be closed from 12pm Monday 23 March, in order to comply with the federal government’s decision to restrict the opening of gyms and indoor sports centres to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
All memberships have automatically been placed on suspension for the duration of this closure and members will not be charged.
Community fitness classes at Shenton Park Community Centre and The Palms Community Centre are also suspended.
Visit the Lords website for more information, including a list of FAQs.
What can you do?
The City is following the WA Department of Health’s social distancing advice to help slow the spread of the virus. Social distancing includes:
- staying home if you are unwell
- avoiding large, non-essential public gatherings
- keeping a distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others where possible
- minimising physical contact.