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2 weeks ago in Media release
COVID-19: City of Fremantle update on facilities and services

The City of Fremantle has created a new page on its website to provide up-to-date information about its facilities and services as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

The new page - www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/covid19 - provides advice on what events and services have been cancelled and what facilities and services remain open for business as usual.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the City was acting on the best advice from health authorities and doing its part to slow the spread of the disease and protect vulnerable people in the community. 

“We are obviously in unchartered waters with COVID-19 and the situation is continuing to change very rapidly,” Mayor Pettitt said.

“The City is taking regular advice from the state government about the risks of COVID-19 and what is required to slow its spread, and will make adjustments to our services and facilities in line with that advice.

“Unfortunately we’ve already had to cancel some big events like the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival and Anzac Day commemorations and other things like programs at the library.

“We are reviewing whether places like the Fremantle Leisure Centre and Fremantle Arts Centre should remain open or be closed to protect public health, and we are putting contingency plans in place to make sure can continue to manage essential services like rubbish collections.

“We are also planning strategies to support the most vulnerable people in our community, and will be looking for community volunteers and support with this in the coming days.

“Fremantle has always prided itself on being a welcoming, caring and compassionate community, so now is the time for us to show our true colours.

“If everybody remains calm, looks after their neighbours and listens to the advice of the experts then we will all get through this together.”

For information and updates about COVID-19 please visit the state government’s HealthyWA website, follow the HealthyWA facebook page or call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.