COVID-19 UPDATES FOR THE CITY OF ALBANY COMMUNITY

The City of Albany is working with the Department of Health to provide accurate updates on the current Covid-19 health issue based on the latest information from the Federal and State health departments.
It is important during this time that you continue to keep updated through the WA Department of Health and follow the public gathering and social distancing rules implemented for everyone’s safety. 

Covid Ready Checklist and Action Plan

Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home in case you receive a positive COVID-19 test or become a close contact of a positive case.

Download the checklist here in order to prepare.

Covid Ready - Plan for Households

It’s important to have a plan in case you or a household member get COVID-19. If this happens, you will need to isolate at home.

Download the plan here to share with the people who may be helping you while you have COVID-19.

Covid - Where to get help?

Having a go-to list of local services you might need if you test positive for Covid is a huge help and one less thing to think about preparing.

Get yours here

Neighbour Cards

Print off this sheet of Neighbour Cards and leave them in someone's letterbox who is isolating, vulnerable, living alone or in need of assistance. 

 

Roll Up for WA

For information regarding the Covid-19 vaccine in Albany click here.

Pharmacies Providing the Covid-19 Vaccine

Albany Dog Rock Chemist

DOG ROCK SHOPPING CENTRE, Shop 17, 302 - 324 Middleton Rd,

ALBANY, WA 6330

(08) 9841 1115

Albany Plaza Discount Drug Store

Shop 14-16 Albany Plaza Shopping Centre, 38 Albany Hwy

Albany WA 6330

(08) 9841 5855

Terry White Chemist Bayonet Head

Bayonet Head Shopping Centre,

Shop 8/208 Lower King Rd,

Bayonet Head WA 6330

(08) 9844 9615

Amcal Albany

262-264 York St,

Albany WA 6330

(08) 9842 2036

Priceline Pharmacy Spencer Park

Spencer Park Shopping Centre, 6 Hardie Rd,

Spencer Park WA 6330

(08)9841 1100

Terry White Chemmart Chester Pass Albany

Shop 3 Chester Pass Mall, 160 Chester Pass Rd

Albany  WA  6330

(08)9841 3841

 

General Practices Providing Vaccinations 

The Surgery Mira Mar

192 Middleton Road

Mira Mar  WA  6330

(08) 9842 5900

The Surgery Spencer Park 

8 Hardie Road,

Spencer Park, WA 6330

(08) 9842 5900

Aberdeen Medical Centre 

96 Aberdeen Street

Albany WA 6330

Phone: (08) 9842 9844

Southern Regional Medical Group

32 Albany Highway,

Albany WA

Phone: (08) 9845 9000

Hillside Family Practice 

229 Middleton Road

ALBANY  WA  6330

(08) 9841 6711

 

Latest Updates and Department of Health Information

For the latest updates from the State Government in relation to Covid-19 including a daily snapshot, please visit their website. 

We do recommend keeping up to date on the Coronavirus through the Australian Government's Department of Health, and the World Health Organisation ‘Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public’.

Members of the public are also encouraged to go to the following online resources for up to date information:

#albanyinthistogether

The City of Albany has an online campaign to help keep the community connected and encourage spending locally during Covid-19.

#albanyinthistogether encourages community members, businesses and families to share how they are staying in business or keeping their minds and bodies active during isolation and restricted socialising.

The City are encouraging the community to post their photos and videos on social media with the hashtag #albanyinthistogether so we can share it with everyone.

The campaign includes a website www.albanyinthistogether.com where local content can be found along with blog posts, latest competitions, home workout hacks, creative kids’ activities and more.

Community can use #albanyinthistogether now, and follow @TheCityofAlbanyWA on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected. Any local businesses or community members wanting to know more about how to be part of the campaign can email medialiaison@albany.wa.gov.au.

Regional Express and Virgin Flights

Regional Express (Rex) continues to operate flights from Albany.

To stay up-to-date with the Albany flight schedule and check what flights are available, visit the Rex website

Virgin continues to operate closed charter flights for FIFO works. Please stay in touch with your employer regarding the availability of these flights.

Cruise Ship Information

The City of Albany is not responsible for cruise ship visits to Albany.

Cruise ship movements come under the management of Southern Ports Authority.

Southern Ports has advised the City that all Cruise Ships that were due to dock in Albany have been cancelled and they will be releasing updates as they come to hand.

City of Albany Events Information

Please visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/covid-19-coronavirus-events for more information on the requirements to organise an event or contact the City's Events Approvals and Projects Officer on (08) 6820 3035.

Department of Social Services and COVID-19

For more information on how the Department of Social Services is supporting individuals and families affected by COVID-19, visit the Department of Social Services Coronavirus information and support page.  of measures.

Disability services and COVID-19

COVID-19 information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters.

https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/information-and-referrals-for-people-with-disability-and-their-supporters-about-coronavirus-covid-19

Business Operations and COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic is having a substantial impact on the day to day operations of businesses as well as operations beyond the immediate timeframe.

Rural West 

If your business is doing it tough in regional WA, Rural West will work with you to get through this difficult period with business planning frameworks across a range of primary production enterprises.

Download the Rural West Information Flyer here. 

COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Learn about the positive steps you can take to keep your business operating and where to go for help.

More information is available by clicking here.

COVID-19 Stimulus Package for Small Business: Small Business Development Corporation

On 12 March 2020, the Australian Government announced a $17.8 billion targeted stimulus package to support the Australian economy through the challenges. 

The package is designed to keep small businesses afloat and employees in work, and will focus on supporting the most impacted sectors. The Government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable. 

The main areas of support relevant to small businesses are:

  • Cash flow payment of up to $25,000 for employers 
  • 50 percent wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees 
  • Increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $150,000
  • 50 percent accelerated depreciation for investments

A second stimulus package was announced 22 March 2020, which includes an increase to cash flow assistance for businesses. 

More information is available by clicking here.

JobKeeper Payment - Information for Employers

The JobKeeper payment is intended to provide wage subsidies to businesses that are significantly affected by COVID-19.

JobKeeper Payment - Information for Employees

COVID-19 Information and Support for Business: Business.gov.au

Updated information on financial assistance, eligibility and timing for the new government support for Australian Businesses is available by clicking the link below.

Coronavirus information and support for business.

Government Support for the Tourism Industry: Tourism Australia

Australian, State and Territory governments provide a range of support and relief assistance for tourism businesses.

Assistance and support for the tourism industry is available by clicking here.

Government Economic Response to Coronavirus: Australian Government Treasury

The Federal Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses, and address the significant economic consequences of COVID-19. 

The Government's economic response targets three areas:

  • Support for individuals and households 
  • Support for business 
  • Support the flow of credit 

For up to date information on the Australian Government's economic response to Coronavirus please click here.

Coronavirus Information: Tourism Australia

Available by clicking here.

COVID-19 Special update: Tourism Council Western Australia website

Available by clicking here. 

COVID-19 Employer Guide: Managing the workplace in the fact of the outbreak: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Available by clicking here.

Practical Advice and Assistance for Business: Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry website contains a key issue sheet, a working from home checklist and business continuity plans.

Access the documents by clicking here.

If you have questions about COVID-19 you can contact your state public health agency or the national virus hotline: 

  • Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
  • WA - 08 9328 0553

Federal Government links

The below information is available on the Australian Government business website:

More information on the Australian government’s response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 can be found at https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/business-investment.

State Government links

The below information is available on the Government of Western Australia's website:

Business or industry communications from State Government