COVID-19 / Coronavirus updates
Frequently Asked Questions
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 12:20pm
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Q. What are the current requirements for Broome residents or visitors coming to our town?
A. After an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases down south, masks are required to be worn in indoor settings across the whole of Western Australia.
Level 2 public health measures were introduced state-wide on Thursday 3 March. Further information in regards to level 2 measures, can be found here.
Q. When will WA's border restrictions be lifted?
A. Premier Mark McGowan has announced that the WA border will be lifted on March 3, 2022. For more information, click here.
Q. What are the requirements around mask wearing?
A. The Premier has announced that across the whole of Western Australia, masks must be worn in all public indoor settings. For more information, click here.
Q. Do I have to be vaccinated to enter Shire facilities?
The State Government have announced that from January 31 2022, new COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination requirements will be in place when accessing certain indoor public venues.
As such, the following requirements will be in place for the Shire of Broome’s facilities.
Shire Administration Building
There are currently no vaccination requirements to access the Shire’s administration building. However, the Shire would encourage attendees to continue to exercise physical distancing and adhere to good hand hygiene.
Broome Public Library
There are currently no vaccination requirements to access the library. However, the Shire would encourage attendees to continue to exercise physical distancing and adhere to good hand hygiene.
Broome Civic Centre
Attendees over the age of 16 will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated to enter the Broome Civic Centre. This can be in digital or paper-based form, and will be checked upon arrival.
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
Depending on what activity you plan to undertake at BRAC, proof of vaccination may be required.
Proof of vaccination is required to undertake the following activities at BRAC:
- Participating in indoor group fitness activities (circuit, yoga).
- Utilising the BRAC kiosk/café and back bar.
- Using BRAC’s indoor meeting rooms.
All other activities do not require proof of vaccination.
Proof of vaccination is not required for customers under the age of 16, or customers who have a medical exemption (proof of exemption document required).
Q. What are the latest rules around COVID-19 and travelling to the Kimberley?
A. The State Government issue information about travelling within the Kimberley and to/from Western Australia. The latest information is available here.
Q. Can I get vaccinated? Who is eligible? How do I book my vaccination?
A. The State Government has created a specific website for COVID-19 vaccinations, called Roll Up for WA. Click here for more information.
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