Tag Archive for: COVID-19

Industry update: More free RATs to be handed out across the state

Please also encourage family, friends and colleagues to stock up on RATs at these pop-ups, especially now during cooler months with winter viruses circulating.

Infection Control Program Lotterywest presentation

To make sure the program remains relevant to sector needs representatives including regional representation have formed a reference group.

FAQs for ordering RATs and PPE/C as flu season approaches

If you are eligible, we encourage you to consider using the online form to request both RATs and PPE/C for your staff to use as we enter the cold and flu season.

Industry update: More public health measures will be phased out in WA

Restrictions on travel to remote Aboriginal communities will ease however some communities may choose to still apply their own restrictions.

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.