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COVID-19 Policy

2020 has been a year of much uncertainty and concern, thanks to the outbreak of Covid-19 worldwide. We understand that, because of this, you have concerns about your own health, that of your family members and how Covid-19 may impact on your lifestyle and work.

Our main priority is your health and safety and that of our team members during this time. We encourage everyone to actively follow the health and safety advice issued by the Australian Government and Australian Department of Health.

It is for this reason that we would like to outline our Covid-19 Policy.

This update is correct as of 14 May 2020

From 18 May, some travel restrictions will be relaxed as part of WA's COVID-19 roadmap.

Here are some excerpts from the roadmap: 

Phase 2 – Monday 18 May 2020

Social distancing, good hygiene and the 4 square metre rule apply to all activities.

Public gatherings - 

  • indoor and outdoor non-work gatherings of up to 20 people

  • Restrictions relaxed, with travel allowed within Kimberley Local Government areas (the Commonwealth’s biosecurity zone remains in place).

  • Does social distancing still remain for passengers traveling in vehicles? 

    Motor vehicles are exempt from the prohibited gathering restrictions. However, people should still practice social distancing and good hygiene whenever possible.

  • I live in the Kimberley, can I now travel within the Kimberley?

    Yes. Travel restrictions between local government areas within the Kimberley have now been removed.

    Access to remote communities remains restricted.

    Strong restrictions still apply for entering the Kimberley region.

  • Note: The Western Australian border will only be reopened when it is appropriate to do so. There is no timeframe for this as it depends on a range of factors.

This update is correct as of 24 March 2020

The lastest travel restrictions seem to be announced daily by the Australian Government.  

Currently the Western Australian borders are closed for visitors to the state.  We anticipate that access will be restrict to the Kimberley any day now, how long this will be in place, no one really knows. 

Therefore I do however remain optomistic at I will be able to resume operating my photography tours at some stage in 2020.  The majority of my extended tours are from late June to September, so like I say I remain optomistic.

I will continue to keep you updated as the latest news comes through from the federal and state governments.

Wishing you all the best.

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands

This update is correct as of 19 March 2020

  • My small group tours and workshops in Broome and the Kimberley are business as usual. 
  • The latest travel restrictions announced by the Australian Government have restricted access to Christmas Island and has forced us to now implement a 12 month postponement for this tour.  The tour will go ahead as planned in May 2021.
  • My groups sizes are usually only 2- 4 photographers with one or two exceptions having a maximum of 9 photographers (excluding instructors). 
  • All participants are expected to practice safe respiratory hygiene and social distancing while attending these activities. This include washing hands with soap and water prior to and after attending the workshop, coughing or sneezing into a clean tissue before disposing the tissue safely and properly, and maintaining a 1.5m (one and a half metres) distance from others (please avoid handshakes, hugging, high fives etc). We also ask that you wipe down your camera gear (cameras, lenses, tripods, speedlights and other accessories) before attending the workshop. We also encourage you to bring your own hand sanitisers with you to our workshops.
  • Where possible, my workshops will be conducted outdoors or in well-ventilated locations. 
  • If you have recently returned from overseas it is now a requirement for you to self-isolate for 14 days after you have returned home.  Please don’t attend one of my workshops or tours until you are in full health. If you have already pre-booked a tour, please contact me and I will advise you on the latest developments for your tour.
  • If you are unwell with flu, cough or cold symptoms, we ask you to avoid attending workshops and tours. If you have booked a workshop or tour and are unwell in the week leading up to it, please contact me immediately.
  • We believe that photography is a great way to alleviate fears and anxieties and continue to encourage our customers to enjoy photography as much as they can.
  • I will be continuing to monitor the situation in regards to Covid-19 changes and take advice from the Government and Health authorities. 
  • We will update this policy if the situation in regards to Covid-19 changes.  We will keep all our customers updated through our usual communication channels (our email newsletter, website and through Facebook).

If you want to discuss this policy further please email me  and I'll be happy to talk to you.

© Pamela Jennings Photography 2020