COVID-19 Print


Shire Services

Contact tracing requirements update

As our borders open – the State Government’s new COVID-19 contact tracing requirements will come into effect tomorrow. The Shire of East Pilbara has plenty of ways you can register to help keep everyone safe while still participating in your favourite activities.
Please see below a list of the contact tracing arrangements in place for each Shire facility.

The State Government has released an app called SafeWA to make the contact tracing registration process easier. We will also have paper-based registration available for those that don’t have the app on their phone.

We urge people to participate in either a paper-based registration or via the SafeWA app.

The Shire has taken steps to ensure confidentiality is maintained for residents.

Information correct as of December 4, 2020, at 1.30pm.

Shire facilities' contact tracing

How do I register at each facility?
Shire Admin Offices, Libraries, Aquatic Centres, and Containers for Change:

  • SafeWA QR code or paper registrations
Youth Centres
  • Recording attendance for Under 16s
  • Required for 16+ via SafeWA QR code or paper registration
Marble Bar and Nullagine
  • Recording attendance for participants
Recreation Services
  • Everyone visiting the Recreation Centre has to enter through reception to register (this includes entry for casual sports) -- please don’t enter through the courts or arena
  • Current members:
    • Members entering the gym via their tag are consenting for the attendance records to be used for contact tracing
    • Members wishing to use the SafeWA app, the QR code will be available on entry
  • Casual users:
    • Continue to log your entry on paper based forms during staffed hours only (Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM and Saturday 7:45AM-12PM).
  • Users wishing to use the SafeWA app, the QR code will be available on entry (in addition to your signed entry)
Marble Bar and Nullagine
  • It is still mandatory for users to use the gym’s paper registration upon entry. The SafeWA QR code will be available in addition, for people who want to register for their own records
Shire facilities – bookings
  • Any group, individual or organisation hiring any Shire facility will be given the SafeWA QR code and paper registration form for that facility. It is the responsibility of the hirer to complete the form and return it, with the keys, to the Shire.
Shire events
  • Ticketed events do not require additional contact tracing registration
  • If it is at an identified mandatory venue, contract tracing requirements will apply
  • At this point in time, outdoor Christmas events are not mandatory for contact tracing but is strongly encouraged
  • The Shire will have Eventbrite links for all future events and are encouraging people to register their attendance
Businesses, organisations and sporting clubs

Newman House
All meeting room users: paper registration

SafeWA app
The State Government has released an app called SafeWA to make the contact tracing registration process easier.

Find more here.

Regenerate Together: Economic Relief

Rate Application Forms
The Shire of East Pilbara announced an unprecedented COVID-19 response package in the East Pilbara, with a suite of measures approved by council.
Below are the forms to access support with your rates 
Council Announce Significant Economic Relief and Stimulus Package
See more details about the package here
See the media release item here
See our information booklet here

More information coming soon  
Available Support, Training and Funding for Small Business during COVID-19
On 12 March, the Federal Government announced a $17.6 billion small business stimulus/relief package. Since then, two additional funding packages have been announced - $66 billion on 22 March and a further $130 billion on 30 March. Each funding package has covered a range of measures to support businesses through the COVID-19 crisis.
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to your business.
Australian Government small business stimulus/relief package
Confused about the JobKeeper payments for employers and employees?
More information around eligibility can be found here.
A factsheet for employees can be found here.
A factsheet for employers can be found here
On 16 March, the WA State Government announced $114 million in measures to support small businesses as part of a $607 million total stimulus package.
Click below for full details and to see what support is available to you.
WA Government small business stimulus/relief package
WA Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations experiencing hardship. Grants are available for crisis and emergency relief support for eligible not-for-profit and community organisations. The funding will also provide financial relief for not-for-profit sports, arts and community organisations who had lost revenue due to cancelled events.
Eligible not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply immediately for grant support by clicking on the link below or calling 133 777.
The Small Business Development Corporation has a number of useful resources available online, including a free advisory service, free online workshops and COVID-19 information tailored to small business owners.
The SBDC has refocused their 133 140 hotline number to deal specifically with queries from business owners looking to navigate the wide range of recently announced Federal and State government measures to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19.
They have also included a practical 12 step checklist of what you can do to keep your business open and/or reduce the impact of coronavirus, which can be found here
Business Local Pilbara offer free expert advice, direction, training and referrals on all aspects of small business. They also offer business skills workshops.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry have launched a COVID-19 microsite. This site contains a number of resources to assist businesses, as well as information, including:
  • The CCIWA Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workbook, which includes plans for contagion
  • A sample COVID-19 business continuity plan
  • A sample staff communications email
  • A COVID-19 Guide for Employers
  • An outline of the new COVID-19 subsidies for business
  • Screening questionnaires for staff and external parties
  • A work-from-home OHS checklist 
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have set up a dedicated Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218 to provide advice with anyone having difficulties with tax obligations because of COVID-19.
They have also set up a dedicated ATO web page with further support available for businesses and FAQs. 
The Department of Finance website also contains information on State Government measures.
Financial Counselling Australia provide free financial counselling through their national debt helpline 1800 007 007.
Further support information can be found on the website or for further health related updates head to the Department of Health website.