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COVID-19: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH UPDATE
Produced by the Environmental Health Directorate (EHD)
Circular 25: 6 July 2020
This email is current as of 6 July 2020. Please ensure that you refer to the latest COVID-19: Environmental Health Update for the most current information.
Phase 5 and 6 summary
The WA Government updated the COVID-19 roadmap to include proposed details of phase 5 and 6.

Depending on infection rates locally and intrastate (e.g. Victoria), Phase 5 is planned to be introduced on Saturday, 18 July and will result in the removal of the 2 square metre rule. It is also expected to see the removal of all gathering restrictions, other COVID-related rules introduced by the WA Government, and the 50 per cent capacity limit for major venues. 

Phase 6 may include the removal of WA’s hard border with the rest of the country and travel restrictions currently in place for remote Aboriginal communities. 

A tentative date for the removal of WA’s hard border was planned to be included as part of Phase 6, however, this was put on hold due to the rapidly evolving situation in Victoria.

When an indicative date is set in the future, it will be contingent on locally acquired infection rates in the eastern states.

The WA hard border will only be removed when the WA Chief Health Officer is confident the spread of infection is controlled in the eastern states.

Phase 4 summary
Emergency Management Direction Frequently asked questions Queries - Closure and Limit the Spread Direction

Any queries related to the Closure and Limit the Spread Direction only by Environmental Health Officers can be referred to pheoc@health.wa.gov.au

Businesses and activities Restricted activities and services Public and business queries

If members of the public or businesses are still uncertain after reviewing the information on the WA Government website, they should be directed to call the WA COVID hotline 132 68 43.

Community complaints 

Members of the community or local government who want to report overt non-compliance issues should direct all calls to WA police on 131 444.

Local government officers can also email complaints to
 Covid19.business.continuity@police.wa.gov.au
Latest updates for WA
Refer to the latest update section on the WA Government website for the most up to date information for COVID-19 for WA and the WA media statements website

All State Emergency Declarations are listed on the WA Government website.
Key contacts
 Dedicated Police Number - 131 444

WA COVID-19 Hotline - 132 68 43

 
National Coronavirus Public Hotline - 1800 020 080

COVID test result hotline 1800 313 223

Department of Communities - sectorsupport@communities.wa.gov.au
 
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