For the latest WA Government information and advice, visit the official WA Covid website.
If you suspect you may have COVID-19, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
Covid vaccine policy template for WA men’s sheds
Men’s Sheds of WA has prepared a vaccination policy template and process document for sheds. This was prepared following legal advice to limit liability in sheds and to safeguard the wellness of shedders as much as possible. We encourage all sheds to implement a vaccine policy within their sheds.
Keep in touch with your shedders
During lock down you need to be able to keep the shed spirit alive so make sure you have the contact information for all of your shedders and consider setting up a phone-tree or buddy system or consider an online option like zoom meetings or a Facebook group to keep in touch with your shedders.
We’ve prepared some information sheets for you on setting up phone-trees or buddy systems and how to use some online options to keep in touch with your shedders:
WA Government ‘Managing COVID-19’ Booklet
The WA Government has launched a ‘Managing COVID-19 booklet’ to help you know what to do to keep yourself, your family and community safe.
Download the Managing COVID-19 booklet
The guide is also available in 12 languages on the WA Government’s Managing COVID-19 translated advice web page and includes information on:
- how to reduce the risk of COVID-19
- how to be prepared for COVID-19
- what to do if you or a family member tests positive for COVID-19
- the recommended contents of a home COVID-19 kit
- what to do if you live alone and test positive to the virus
- details of the WA Government’s COVID Care at Home program and
- the importance of mental health.
Roll up for WA
Information is available at https://rollup.wa.gov.au/.
We recommend sheds:
- promote the benefits of vaccines to their members
- distribute information to dispel vaccine myths/concerns
- promote the Department of Health information line
- adopt safe working practices (no handshakes, hand sanitisers, washing etc)
- encourage shedders to take other members for vaccines.
Mandatory Contact registers and the ServiceWA App
All men’s sheds throughout WA are required to maintain contact registers to facilitate WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing.
To facilitate the contact register, the State Government has released a ServiceWA free app, which is a digital COVID-19 contact register system, endorsed by the Department of Health. The app also allows you to show proof of vaccination when required.
ServiceWA allows visitors to register their attendance. Data is stored securely and only accessed by Department of Health contact tracing personnel, should COVID-19 contact tracing be necessary.
You must provide an alternative paper-based contact register option for people who don’t have access to the app.
Learn about the ServiceWA app
Covid Safety Plans
COVID Safety Plans are required to be updated where necessary and continue to be implemented.
Information in different languages
Fact sheets translated in 60 different languages are available to help people find important information on Coronavirus health matters, travel issues and income support measures.
Travel Alerts and Self Isolation Guidelines
For aged care residents and families
The Financial Counsellors’ Association of WA provide resources, tools, and counselling for people experiencing financial hardship in WA, and they have prepared some COVID-19 specific resources which can be found here.
MoneySmart has released Information to look after yourself and your money
Trusted sources for general information
Close down your shed
In the event we have another shut down, please make sure you have a plan in place to shut down your shed. Consider the following:
- Security: ensure your shed is locked up and as many tools and materials are stored safely. You may consider off-siting any items that are expensive/attractive to thieves e.g. take to member’s homes/ other secure premises.
- Fire prevention: Lock away your wheelie bins (preferably inside the shed). Make sure that no pallets or flammable materials are stored against the shed.
- Social media: Don’t place any closed notices on open social media channels or your shed door – We don’t want to advertise an opportunity for thieves.
- Mail: cancel or redirect any deliveries or mail
- Water: ensure the water is switched off (unless it is supplying a sprinkler system)
- Checking in: If safe and legal to do so, have someone check on the shed occasionally
- Oil and turn off all tools properly.
How are you?
If you need support consider speaking to one of the many professional support services that can help: