11 MARCH 2020

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATE - Wednesday 11 March 2020

In responding to some recent members' enquiries we provide the following government websites as potential guidance which you may wish to distribute to your members.

You may be aware that the WA government has today released a plan to inform the WA community of its latest preparations.

WA Government Pandemic Plan Release - 11 March 2020
WA Department of Health
WA Government - Information and Advice

Anyone contemplating travel - international, interstate or domestic - transport carriers are likely to provide the latest public health information.

Australian Government Department of Health
Smart Traveller website advice
World Health Organisation - Situation Reports

In today's release from Premier Mark McGowan, WA's emergency management is at the 'response' stage, in line with the National Communicable Disease Plan.

"The Government will continue to deliver essential services and I encourage the community, private businesses, households and individuals to stay calm and prepare but there is no need to panic", said Premier Mark McGowan.

In line with government public advice, we will monitor the relevant information and provide any further information via our communication platforms as the circumstances evolve.