Updated COVID protocols at WCC

Dear WCC member,

As you likely are aware, public health and social measures to eased from last Friday 29 April, with the removal of masks in most settings, density and capacity limits, proof of vaccination, G2G Pass requirements, and new asymptomatic close contact protocols. You can read more about the latest updates HERE.

This means that face masks and proof of vaccination will no longer be a requirement to attend events at WCC. However, we do recommend to keep your vaccination status up to date and to continue wearing a mask if you choose to do so for your own protection.

With the easing of these measures, we especially ask that if you have any flu or cold like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone with symptoms, that you follow the new requirements for close contacts as below before returning to any Westcoast events.

We rely on your good judgement and cooperation to keep you and others at WCC safe.

  • Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must:undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Tes
  • undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test
  • wear a mask when leaving the house,
  • avoid high-risk settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings, disability and aged care facilities, and correctional facilities
  • work from home, where possible
  • avoid non-essential gatherings and contact with people at risk of severe illness
  • They should also notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status.
  • Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.
  • If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.

Thank you for your understanding and continued co-operation whilst we navigate the ever-changing conditions of this pandemic.

We look forward to seeing you at Westcoast Community Centre events this term.


 

A Word from the Chair
 

2022 03 15 JaniceRooney

As the newly elected Chair of Westcoast Community Centre Inc., I am pleased to present my first report to members and to welcome the 2022 Management Committee.

Covid-19 created a raft of challenging scenarios for the previous committee to manage, but they did so effectively and cooperatively. We thank them for that and will continue the good work. Over the past months we have had to reduce numbers at events from time to time, whilst also ensuring that all members attending activities have up to date vaccinations and wear their masks appropriately. Thank you all for being so good humoured about it all. At present, Covid-19 requirements under the WA Government’s Public Health and Social Measures still require restrictions on event numbers to comply with the 2 square metre rule. However, despite these ups and downs, WCC has continued to provide a wide range of activities for members, believing that people are looking for community and personal engagement while they cope with the effects of the pandemic. Feedback on the programme has been very positive.

Term 2 will include all the usual WCC favourites, such as Walking groups, Mah Jong, Pony Canasta, Scrabble, Book Club, Prose & Poetry and Knit for a Cause. There are technology sessions on myGov, Google Maps and Facebook Marketplace, as well as a wide range of physical activities. Click here to see the programme for details. This term we also have a very interesting line up of speakers, starting with Craig Challen, who will give a personal account of his experience in the Thailand Cave Rescue. As always, we have outings far and wide, art activities and an excellent selection of theatre/music events on offer.
WCC will once again host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for the Cancer Council. We also have some fabulous fine dining restaurants booked for lunches and dinners and a repeat of Ron Norris’s Japanese Cooking Demonstration.

I hope that you will join your friends and participate in WCC events and that you will all enjoy the programme for this term. Don’t forget Enrolment Day is Tuesday 26 April from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Precautions will be in place to manage the Covid-19 restrictions on distancing and numbers. See page 2 of the newsletter for details.

Kind regards,
Janice Rooney
Chairman, Westcoast Community Centre.

 

Term 2 - Enrolments commence on Tuesday 26 April
 
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 Thanks from the Salvos
Many thanks to all who contributed to the Salvo's Christmas appeal. Please click on the image below for a copy of the thank you letter received in Feb 2022.
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WCC's Covid-19 Policy - as at January 2022
 
Westcoast Community Centre is deeply committed to keeping our members, staff, volunteers and visitors as safe as possible and to reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We recognise that COVID-19 vaccination is an essential element of our overall COVID-19 response planning in the current environment. 
 Please read our 2022 COVID-19 Policy before you enrol!