Free face masks available to Mullewa locals thanks to police donation

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People in Mullewa can now access free face masks thanks to a donation from Mid West-Gascoyne police.

Community members can collect the masks at the Mullewa district office and are urged to get in quickly before stock runs out.

“As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the State, it’s important that everyone follows the State Government’s directions and wears a face mask to protect themselves as well as others,” City of Greater Geraldton CEO Ross McKim said.

“Face masks certainly aren’t comfortable but they are necessary at this point in time along with physical distancing and maintaining hand hygiene.

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“Some areas of the Mid West do not have readily available supplies and services, so this free supply from the Mid West-Gascoyne WA Police Force will certainly make a difference.”

Pulse oximeters are also available for those who are non-Aboriginal and over 65, Aboriginal and over 50, or pregnant. It is part of the State Government’s WA COVID Care at Home program that assists people who may have contracted the virus and are deemed high risk.

The devices, that monitor the heart rate and blood oxygen levels, can be collected at the Civic Centre, Mullewa District Office and QEII Seniors and Community Centre.

From this week, Mullewa Medical Centre will have a permanent COVID-19 vaccination clinic that is accessible every Monday.

Bookings are essential and can be made at the facility or by visiting the Roll Up for WA website.

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