Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For updates on Coronavirus please visit the Healthy WA website: https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

Shire of Katanning Response

The Shire has been receiving updates from the Department of Health each day and is being guided by the Department of Health’s advice.

The Shire of Katanning will implement additional measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID 19.

The following facilities will be closed to the public from 12 Noon Friday 27 March 2020:

  • Shire of Katanning Administration and Civic Centre
  • Katanning All Ages Playground and Skate Park
  • Prosser Park Playground
  • Katanning RV Overnight Rest Area
  • All public toilets (except Lions Park Changing Places and the Katanning Town Square)

The following facilities will remain closed:

  • Katanning Library and Gallery
  • Katanning Leisure Centre
  • Katanning Aquatic Centre

These facilities will be closed until further notice. The Shire will continue to take into consideration advice from Government and Health Authorities.

The Katanning Waste Site will remain open for normal operating hours.

While the public will not be able to attend the Shire Administration and Civic Centre, many transactions such as payment of rates and Shire accounts can be made by credit card, online, over the phone or by direct debit arrangements.  

Shire staff will continue to provide services, but not with face to face contact and customers may experience delays as we transition to operate and provide service in a different way.

Department of Transport enquiries can be made by calling 13 11 56 with the ability to pay accounts online at www.transport.wa.gov.au

We urge the community to stay home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary public gatherings.  We also ask that you do not use barbecues, play equipment and outdoor gym equipment in the town parks and recreation areas.

 “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 or visit our website www.katanning.wa.gov.au.

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. 

Useful Resources

Click here to access all Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Click here to access all printable posters on Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Department of Health

Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need to Know (Regularly updated link)
Department of Health - Isolation Guidance PDF

Department of Health - Frequently Asked Questions PDF 
Department of Health - Home Isolation Guidance when Unwell PDF
Department of Health - Social Distancing Guidance PDF
Department of Health - How to Wash Your Hands Poster PDF