Date30 April 2020
I hope you are well. Over the past fortnight the figures for COVID-19 across Western Australia have been continuing on an encouraging downward trend, with the State Government deciding earlier this week to ease some restrictions. Under the new rules, groups of up to 10 people are now able to come together.
Activities like picnics and barbecues are now permitted, as are things like fishing, camping, hiking and boating. Group exercise fitness classes are also allowed outdoors in groups of up to 10 people, but without sharing equipment.
While these changes show how the whole community has done a great job in tackling COVID-19, we need to make sure we don’t become complacent. There is still work to be done. We must all continue social distancing and practising good hygiene.
Although a range of activities are now permitted, please bear in mind that all the City’s community and leisure facilities remain closed, as do our playgrounds and skate parks.
The City of Rockingham community has done a terrific job so far and I’m confident that as we keep on working together we will continue to limit the spread of COVID-19. As the situation keeps evolving, the City will continue to follow the advice from the Australian Government, State Government and the WA Department of Health. Whatever the next steps may be, we will be ready to take them, with the community’s safety remaining our highest priority.
Please continue to stay well and stay safe.
City of Rockingham Mayor