Wednesday, 8 April 2020
If you are in a household with residents over 65, you may get a call from the City of Mandurah to check in on your welfare.
Mayor Rhys Williams said the welfare checks were an important part of making sure vulnerable people in the community were being supported.
“This is a really complex time where many people in our community will be feeling isolated and confused, and we all have to make sure we’re doing what we can to help those most vulnerable to the impacts of Covid-19,” Mayor Williams said.
“Those needing a hand will be connected directly with the services and community groups who are able to assist.”
Mayor Williams said he was proud of how well the community were working together to make sure local needs were recognised and met.
“Every day I have been amazed and so proud of how well our community are supporting and helping each other out,” he said.
“To begin with, we’ll be checking in with people over the age of 65, but that will be expanded to cover other vulnerable parts of our community.”
For more information on how you can help with the Mandurah Community COVID-19 Response Plan, go to www.mandurahmatters.com.au/covid
“We also want to help collect and share the positive stories of support and assistance happening across our community, so we’d love it if you could head to this website and share these with us,” he
For the latest information on COVID-19, City of Mandurah residents can call the Government hotline on 13 COVID, or go to www.wa.gov.au, www.healthywa.wa.gov.au or www.health.gov.au/
The following websites are very useful, including the actions community members can take to prevent the spread of infection: https://www.health.gov.au/ and https://www.who.int/