Kalgoorlie council venues set to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Multiple popular venues owned by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, in a change Mayor John Bowler described as “two years in the making”.
Under State Government directions, a range of venues and events will require proof of vaccination from people aged 16 years and older, with people who fail to present a vaccine certificate being barred entry.
This includes pubs and dine-in restaurants, as well as the following venues owned by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder:
- To use the gym or participate in group fitness proof of double-dose vaccination will be required for people aged 16 years and older.
- All pools, swim school, compound or stadium will not require proof of vaccination.
- Flavour #3015 Cafe will not require proof of vaccination.
Kalgoorlie Golf Course
- Visiting the Kalgoorlie Golf Course will require proof of double-dose vaccination for people aged 16 years and older.
- This includes all areas of the golf course, the pro shop, hospitality area, playing in competitions, playing golf or attending the driving range.
Goldfields Art Centre
- Visiting the gallery, theatre, box office and hire rooms and all events will require proof of double-dose vaccination for people aged 16 years and older.
Eastern Goldfields Community Centre
- Proof of double-dose vaccination for people aged 16 years and older will be required for entry.
William Grundt Memorial Library, the Goldfields War Museum, Boulder Town Hall and Kalgoorlie Town Hall as well as C. Y. O’Connor Kalgoorlie-Boulder Men’s Shed are all exempt from the State Government proof-of-vaccination mandate at this time.
All City facilities will require visitors to sign in using the ServiceWA app or manually.
Mr Bowler said the proof-of-vaccination mandates were not council rules, with the City following directions outlined by the State Government.
“It’s been a while coming, in some ways it’s been almost two years in the making,” he said.
“We’ve been living in a vacuum (away) from the rest of the world, but the bubble is about to burst and we’ve got to get ready for it.
“These aren’t Kalgoorlie-Boulder specific rules, we just comply with State directives and that covers those local facilities.”
As recent cases of COVID-19 have been reported as far from Perth as Bunbury and Cunderdin, Mr Bowler said he expected the virus to reach the Goldfields soon and urged people to prepare for further rules such as mask mandates.
“Whether it’s days or weeks, I don’t think we can talk months, I think everyone knows we’re going to be like Perth, the South West and the rest of Australia,” he said.
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