Information relating to COVID-19

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This page will be regularly updated as more links and information become available.

WA Government information and advice

https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19

Updated Tuesday, 1 April 2020: Intrastate travel ban

Click here for a high resolution map showing Gascoyne regional boundaries

The Gascoyne region comprises the local government areas of Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay and Upper Gascoyne.

Gascoyne regional boundary descriptors

Heading north on North West Coastal Highway, the boundary is immediately north of Burkett Road.

Heading south on North West Coastal Highway, the boundary is approximately 50km south of Billabong Roadhouse.

Heading north-east, the boundary is approximately 150km east of Mount Augustus on Pingardy Road.

Heading south-east, the boundary is approximately 80km after the Landor turn-off on the Landor-Meekatharra Road.

Click here for a State-wide map of regional boundaries relevant to the regional travel restrictions

The Western Australian State Government introduced intrastate travel restrictions from 11:59pm Tuesday 31 March 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

These restrictions prevent non-essential travel across regional boundaries.

Exemptions do apply to those travelling across regional borders for:

  • work purposes;
  • to transport freight;
  • to attend medical appointments;
  • to attend school or an educational institution (where necessary);
  • to those who do not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • catering for family members; and
  • compassionate grounds.

For clarity, the freight industry will continue to operate and is permitted to travel through regional boundaries.

People are encouraged, where possible, to assist police by preparing documentation, such as a letter/email/SMS from an employer, to support their travel.

For the WA public, the State Government is advising anyone travelling or planning a trip outside their region to stay at home and to return home if currently outside of their region.

National parks and temporary accommodation will also be closed to tourists.

Police have the power to issue fines to anyone who chooses to ignore the order.

For further information visit the WA.gov.au travel and transport advice page.

Please note that these new measures are a WA State Government directive and therefore are not currently included in the Commonwealth Governments new COVID-19 app. Continue to visit WA.gov.au for all updates on intrastate travel restrictions.

Business advice and support

(Federal) https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business

(State) https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/coronavirus-covid-19-business-and-industry-advice

(Gascoyne region-specific) Business Local Service delivered by RSM https://www.rsmbusinesslocal.com.au/

Not for profit and community organisations

https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/lotterywest/covid-19

Tourism Western Australia

https://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/Industry-support/Industry-resources/Pages/latest-info.aspx#/

Department of Health

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

https://www.dpird.wa.gov.au/covid19-response