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COVID-19: Update from WALGA President and CEO
12 March 2021

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WA to Move to Phase 4b Restrictions
The further easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Monday, March 15 will allow Local Governments to increase patronage for some of their community facilities.
Under Phase 4b, the capacity for outdoor and indoor venues, including community, recreation, performing arts, indoor and outdoor auditoriums and amphitheatres will increase to 75 per cent.
If the 2 square metre rule is greater than 75 per cent capacity, the greater option will be permitted for these particular venues and events.
The 2 square metre rule will continue to apply to all other unfixed seating venues and facilities including libraries, museums and sport and recreation facilities including gyms, recreation centres, group fitness classes and indoor and outdoor swimming pools and events with a COVID Event Plan.

New Directions will be released to reflect the proposed easing of restrictions. 
FAQs and a full list of venues and events covered by Phase 4b restrictions can be found here.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for DFES Volunteers
The WA Department of Health has advised DFES staff and volunteers can register online via this registration link to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
This includes all DFES corporate and operational staff and volunteers from all services, including Bush Fire Brigades.

Personnel can register to receive their vaccination at the clinic set up at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and some regional clinics. 

WA Health will continue to open additional vaccination clinics in Perth Metropolitan and regional locations over the coming weeks.

For more information, view the DFES circular.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out can be found here.
COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Information for Multicultural Communities
The Commonwealth Department of Health and the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs have released information to assist outreach regarding the COVID-19 vaccination in multicultural communities.
The Commonwealth Department of Health has released the Multicultural Outreach Stakeholder Pack that contains suggestions for sharing COVID-19 vaccine information, including links to in-language audio, videos, posters and fact sheets.

The Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs has published the resource Misinformation and Truths about Coronavirus (COVID-19) which includes the facts about many common misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Translated versions of this information will be available shortly.
For more information, visit the Commonwealth Department of Health here or the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs here
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