Safeguards take a toll on daily activities

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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The Harvey Catholic Church has also been forced to shut its doors in the wake of the pandemic.
Camera IconThe Harvey Catholic Church has also been forced to shut its doors in the wake of the pandemic.

When news first broke about a virus that had surfaced in China, many South West residents may not have given it a second thought.

Four months later, the deadly coronavirus has made its way to the South West and is affecting the lives of everyone.

Businesses were forced to close, churches have shut their doors and parents are now being encouraged to keep their children home from school.

The Crooked Carrot, Harvey Fish and Chips, Kubo and the Brunswick Tavern are just some of the eateries that have been temporarily shut.

Closures did not stop there, with the Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre and Waroona Recreation Centre also closed until further notice.

Today, travel between regional boundaries is heavily restricted.

Waiting chairs have now been moved outside of the chemist in a bid to helpstop the spread of the coronavirus.
Camera IconWaiting chairs have now been moved outside of the chemist in a bid to helpstop the spread of the coronavirus.
All non-essential services, such as public libraries, have been forced to close.
Camera IconAll non-essential services, such as public libraries, have been forced to close.
The Harvey Catholic Church has also been forced to shut its doors in the wake of the pandemic.
Camera IconThe Harvey Catholic Church has also been forced to shut its doors in the wake of the pandemic.
A makeshift library has been set up as the pandemic reaches the South West.
Camera IconA makeshift library has been set up as the pandemic reaches the South West.
Worried business owners head count customers on entry and they are the lucky ones. Many businesses have already shut their doors.
Camera IconWorried business owners head count customers on entry and they are the lucky ones. Many businesses have already shut their doors.
Social distancing guidelines were put into play at the Yarloop Police forum.
Camera IconSocial distancing guidelines were put into play at the Yarloop Police forum.

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