Coronavirus update 1 Apr 2020 - Travel Restrictions & Transperth Service Reduction

1 April 2020


Centrecare recognises that there is a great deal of nervousness, anxiety and/or fear as we try to understand and manage our daily lives in the face of a real threat to the wellbeing of ourselves, family, colleagues and friends. It’s only possible to avoid infection and spread of the virus if we seriously implement the hygienic and distancing measures that are recommended by the Government.

In support of the Government’s call to respond seriously to COVID-19, Centrecare has introduced a number of measures intended to minimize the possibility of its transmission between staff members and staff members and clients. These measures may cause disruption to the manner in which services are usually provided. Despite changes to service delivery, the full range of Centrecare services remain available to the community. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in need of assistance.

The unfolding pandemic challenge that is before all of us can only be met if we support each other and keep each other safe.  Centrecare will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and respond accordingly. We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. 

As of 31 March, intrastate travel restrictions are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
These restrictions will prevent non-essential travel across regional boundaries . The regional boundaries can also be found on the WA Main Roads Travel Map .

Exemptions apply to those travelling across regional borders for:

  • work purposes;
  • to transport freight; to attend medical appointments;
  • to attend school or an educational institution (where necessary);
  • to those who do not have access to groceries or supplies within their region
  • catering for family members; and
  • compassionate grounds.

As of 6 April, a reduction of Transperth services will take effect. Further information is available at https://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Using-Transperth/coronavirus-advice.