Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the Healthy WA website: or the State Government website: 

For the latest updates on what you can and can't do in areas of Western Australia please go to the State Government's page: 

Shire of Katanning Response

The Shire will continue to monitor developments with COVID-19 and follow the advice of government and health authorities whilst maintaining services to the community. 

“We would like to encourage members of our community to keep practicing good hygiene and to continue to stay informed about COVID-19 through advice from the Department of Health. The situation is being reviewed daily and the Shire is taking measures to make sure that the community, visitors and staff are safe.” Shire President Liz Guidera said

If you have any queries, please call the Shire on 9821 9999 during normal office hours.

Pulse Oximeters

The State Health Department is offering free pulse oximeters to vulnerable members of the community.

If you can answer yes to the following questions you are eligible to receive a free pulse oximeter:

  • Are you non-Aboriginal and over 65?
  • Are you Aboriginal and over 50?
  • Are you pregnant?

If you fit into one of the above groups, you can pick up your Pulse Oximeter at the Katanning Hub CRC located at 42 Austral Terrace, Katanning. One per household is available.

A pulse oximeter is a small peg-like device that clips onto your finger to read your heart rate and blood oxygen level.

Having a pulse oximeter allows you to participate in the free COVID at-home care program if you test positive, allowing symptoms to be tracked and provides support during your recovery.

More information on the COVID Care at Home program can be found here:

Pulse Oximeters Fact Sheet - What You Need to Know

Mask Wearing Requirements

As of 12.01 Friday 29 April 2022, mask will be no longer mandatory except for high risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s) in the following settings:

  • on public transport, in taxis and rideshare vehicles and other passenger transport
  • airports
  • hospitals, residential aged care and disability service facilities, and correctional facilities.

For more information on the mask mandate please go to 

Proof of Vaccination Requirements

As of 12.01 Friday 29 April 2022, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required to enter venues and businesses. It is still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities

See the Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations page on the State Government's website for more information.

For more information, see the Proof of vaccination frequently asked questions.

Coronavirus Helpline Numbers

Western Australian Coronavirus Helpline

For up-to-date COVID-19 coronavirus health and information and advice visit the Department of Health's Healthy WA website or call 13 COVID (13 26843).

National Coronavirus Helpline

The Department of Health have created a National Coronavirus Helpline. Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Telephone: 1800 020 080

Translated Resources

A list of resources about COVID-19 in other languages. The resources include a regularly updated Facebook page, translated fact sheets, videos guidelines and other publications

    Useful Resources


    Useful Links

    The WA Department of Health and Premier and Cabinet has declared the HealthyWA website and State Government Coronavirus page as the single sources of truth as the situation with this pandemic is changing daily. It is important to not follow information from unofficial sources. 

    Katanning Facebook Link