COVID-19 WA Updates
Last updated: 25 April 2022
Due to the changing nature of COVID-19, we have created this page to act as an information hub for relevant information for the strata sector. As more information is provided by the WA Government, we will continue to update this page. All important updates will also be distributed through our Member Update newsletters and via social media.
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Strata Sector Guidance
SCA (WA) has created a COVID-19 Preparedness checklist based on health advice provided in other States. WA Health has released an FAQ for strata managers and communities, which is available to read here.
The Commonwealth Government has published a comprehensive suite of resources which can be downloaded from the Department of Health's Coronavirus webpage.
COVID-19 can cause an infection in people, including severe respiratory illness.
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Shortness of breath
Loss of sense of taste and/or smell
Get tested via a PCR or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) if you are presenting any of these symptoms, and self-isolate as directed by the WA Government.
COVID-19 Scheme Safety Plans
With the spread of Covid-19 in Western Australia accelerating it is now more important than ever for strata schemes to have a plan of action for the virus.
SCA (WA) recommends that strata managers alert their Councils to the tools that are available to assist them in creating the plans.
Covid-19 Safety Plans are part of our State’s arsenal in lessening the impact of the pandemic on WA and also our individual strata communities.
Council of Owners play an important role in keeping their communities safe.
Covid Safety Guidelines and Covid Safety Plan templates are available on the WA government website.
A free, general Covid Safety Plan template is available here.
The SCA (WA) Covid-19 Preparedness Checklist circulated to members in January is also a valuable tool to use in the development of a scheme specific plan.
COVID-19 in the Workplace
Employers, or persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU), have a duty under OSH or WHS legislation to eliminate or, if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risks, of COVID-19 at the workplace as far as is reasonably practicable.
Find out more about managing COVID-19 risks in the workplace here.
SCA (WA) has had inquiries about the wearing of face masks.
SCA (WA) recommends face masks be worn on all common property.
Information about face masks in WA is available here.
The WA Government’s full Covid Transition (Face Covering) Directions can be found here.
Key sections of the directions include Requirement to wear a face covering in certain places (section 5), Exceptions from face covering requirements (section 7) and the definitions contained in section 12 and 22.
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Many free COVID-19 Resources have been provided which can be downloaded and displayed.
The latest news and advice from the WA Government is available to view here.