SUBURBS IN SHUTDOWN
SPORTING, entertainment and dining venues across Canning have closed due to Covid-19.
Among the venues to close this week were Hoyts Cinemas at both Westfield Carousel and Southlands Boulevard, the Burrendah Tavern in Willetton and Riverton Bar and Grill.
Other venues affected include Bounce in Cannington, State Swim in Canning Vale, Crocs Play Centre in Cannington and the Jungle Gym in Willetton.
It follows an announcement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday that declared all non-essential business, including restaurants, licensed premises and places of worship, must close.
In an email to parents, State Swim owners expressed their disappointment over the decision.
“Whilst it is important to maintain as much normality as possible, particularly where children are involved, the health of the community has to be everyone’s top priority,’’ it read. “It is with great disappointment and sadness that all State Swim Swimming School programs will now be suspended.”
The City of Canning also announced the closure of several public services, including all libraries, Canning River Eco Education Centre, and both Cannington and Riverton leisureplexes.
“The City of Canning is closely following the directives of State and Federal governments to ensure we are part of a co-ordinated approach to reduce the risk of Covid19 spreading,” Canning Mayor Patrick Hall said.
“Our libraries and leisureplexes are investigating how we can continue to service our members during this time.
“For example, there is a range of online resources on offer from our libraries and our Get Active Canning app has a range of health resources to encourage people to stay active for their mental and physical health during this time.
“If you aren’t mandated to self-isolate, try not to stay indoors all the time for your own wellbeing.
“Our parks and reserves offer wonderful ways to get out in the open and stay healthy.”
Mr Hall also suggested supporting small businesses in the community who were doing it tough at the moment.
“Please spend it in Canning, but remember, always keep your distance from others, in line with government advice,” he said.
The City of Canning has also announced it is not accepting cash payments at any of its facilities until further notice.
Card payments are still available and a number of payments can be made online at canning.wa.gov.au/payonline.