Tag Archive for: COVID-19

Industry update: We’re on a roll, WA

The campaign will run through to August across TV, radio, press, out of home, digital channels, and community activations.

Industry update: RAT collection expanding to drive-throughs

This makes it even more convenient for close contacts with no symptoms to collect RATs as part of the requirement to undertake a daily RAT before leaving their place of isolation.

Industry update: More free RATs, small business support, and new materials

More local businesses are now eligible for COVID-19 assistance with the expansion of the Level 2 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.

Community Sector Partnership Team – Updates

Presenters spoke on the provision of RATs and PPE to the sector, on provision for cleaning costs required as a result of COVID-19.

Community Services Bulletin

It’s been a busy start of the year for everyone, particularly the community services sector, with WA borders opening and community restrictions continuing to change.

Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses

It considered literature and policy from Australia and a small number of international comparator policies; conducted online surveys of landlords and of economists; and consulted key stake holders.

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) helpful links

Don’t forget to check WA.gov.au regularly for the latest information and changes.

Infection Control Program

The program will be overseen by Shelter WA’s Infection Control Program Reference Group.

Vaccinations to vulnerable populations

As targeted activities can occur from now up to end June 2022 the WA Primary Health Alliance are looking to keep the processes simple.

Housing market impacts and housing policy responses – an international review

The report highlights that, with house prices also having risen sharply during the crisis in most of the researched countries, housing affordability pressures are now generally even more acute in 2022 than when COVID first hit.

COVID19 – Referral pathway guide

This pathway was developed in response to key issues raised by the sector.

COVID19 – High Case Load Settings – Critical Workers

The WA Government has introduced very high caseload settings for Western Australia.

COVID, Inequality and Poverty in 2020 & 2021

This report is part of a series on poverty and inequality in Australia produced by a partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service and the University of New South Wales.

Congregate Living Facilities management of COVID-19 exposures or outbreaks

A Congregate Living Facilities setting includes facilities where people live on a short or long-term basis including for work purposes.

Escalation Assistance

Shelter WA sees this as a positive collaboration to increase vaccination rates within this population. The strategy builds on the good work undertaken by the sector and government to accelerate vaccinations rates.

Behind the Line: Poverty and disadvantage in Australia 2022

The report contains the section ‘The Role of Housing Costs in Driving Poverty’ which focuses on how financially vulnerable people are forced to make spending decisions on really tight margins with little or no discretionary income.