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COVID-19: Update for Local Government
8 March 2022

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Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures – Frequently Asked Questions  
The Frequently Asked Questions for the Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures are now available.
Of particular relevance to Local Governments are the following FAQs:

Can events go ahead?  
Events with more than 500 patrons are not permitted to go ahead.

Can organised public gatherings go ahead?  
Gatherings at venues with capacity and density limits are subject to the limits applicable to that particular venue.  The following applies to outdoor organised public gatherings (that are not subject to venue limits):
  • 2sqm rule
  • limit of 500 people
  • mask wearing unless an exception applies.
Are there capacity limits for recreation centres?  
Yes, the 2sqm rule must be followed, up to a limit of 150 patrons.

Does the patron cap include staff, umpires or officials at fitness venues?  
No, the cap does not include staff, umpires or officials.  It does include people exercising, players, coaches and parents/guardians and applies to each undivided indoor space or undivided outdoor space.

Amendment Directions have also been released for the COVID-19 Transition (Level 2 Public Health and Social Measures) Directions.

The Amendment provides some additional clarification in relation to community sport (additions in bold). 

Spectators at Community Sporting Activities

17. In addition to any other requirements imposed by these directions, a person must not attend a community sporting activity that occurs in an outdoor space as a spectator unless that person:

(a) is a parent or guardian of a child who is participating in that community sporting activity as a player or official; or

(b) is otherwise a member of the immediate family of a person who is a player in that community sporting activity.

Note: the number of spectators at a community sporting activity that occurs in an indoor space is governed by the rules that apply to the venue at which it occurs.
Webinar: Waste Management and COVID-19
WALGA will be hosting a webinar on COVID-19 and waste management considerations on Friday, 11 March.
This webinar will focus the contingency plans that some of the key waste management players have in place, the WA Government Critical Worker policy and the various considerations regarding licences for waste management facilities.

Speakers will include:
  • Tim Youé, Resource Recovery Group
  • Scott Cairns, Mindarie Regional Council
  • Damian Downers, Cleanaway  
  • Kate Louden, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Ed Schuller and Germaine Larcombe, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Date:    Friday, 11 March
Time:   1:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: Online 

To register, please click here. 
For more information, please email WALGA Manager, Waste, Recycling and Environment Rebecca Brown.
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