Updates to Facilities, Services & Access to Public Places

Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2020 at 11:08:11 AM

Keep up to date with the latest official COVID-19 information and advice at www.health.gov.au or www.healthywa.wa.gov.au .

Visit our News Items for all the latest local updates.

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We are changing the way we work and provide services to our community. This is to adhere to restrictions due to coronavirus, and to maintain a safe working environment. This page will be updated as needed. Thank you for your understanding as we adapt to evolving circumstances.

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Administration Building

The Shire Administration Building is now open without an appointment. Please use the hand sanitiser located at the entrance.

Cashless payments are preferred.

Many services can be completed online. Please contact us via phone 9848 0300 or email enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au  for assistance.

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Facilities

Library

The Library is currently open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-4.30pm. 

Existing Library members can access free online eResources here.

New members can join the Library by completing the membership form and returning it to the Library via library@denmark.wa.gov.au

Membership Form

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Recreation Centre

Sport Association training and fitness classes are now running. The gym is open during Rec Centre opening hours, however after-hours facilities will remain closed for the time being.

Please note: The gym will be unavailable during the Living Longer Living Stronger classes.

For more information or to view Centre opening times, class times and creche availability visit: https://www.denmark.wa.gov.au/residents/recreation-centre.aspx

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Greenskills Tip Shop

The Tip Shop is now open during Denmark Waste Transfer Station (tip) hours. Please wait to be greeted by Tip Shop staff who will relay important information about social distancing and customer limits. Please pay attention to the signs located at the front of the various sheds. 

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Waste Transfer Stations (Denmark and Peaceful Bay)

Open and operating as normal.

Cashless EFTPOS options are now available at the Denmark Waste Transfer Station only.

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Parry Beach Campground

Open with a limited capacity of 10 sites. 10 people allowed per site. Visit the Parry Beach Campground page for more info. Cashless EFTPOS options are now available and is the preferred method of payment.

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Playgrounds, Skate Park and Cricket/Basketball nets

Open. Sanitise or wash hands before and after play/use.

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Update on Planning, Building & Environmental Health Services

Please visit the Business & Investing area for important updates: https://www.denmark.wa.gov.au/business-investing/business-investing.aspx 

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How to Reduce Your Risk

Everyone must practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.

Good hygiene includes:

  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue;
  • Disposing of tissues properly;
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after going to the toilet;
  • Using alcohol-based sanitisers;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces;
  • If you are sick, isolate yourself at home, avoiding contact with others;
  • Cleaning and sanitising frequently used objects such as mobiles, keys and wallets.

To read more about protective measures against coronavirus, visit the World Health Organisation website at www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

There are also ways you can easily reduce your risk:

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).

 

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