KSP Writers' Centre is currently open as usual.
For the duration of the pandemic, the Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation (KSPF) management team are following state and federal mandates as applicable, and are employing a number of measures to keep you, our community, safe.
We have an up-to-date Safety Plan in place which complies with current WA government regulations. This includes social distancing, and increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting. All KSPF staff have completed the AHA hospitality Covid safety course. We have sanitising stations in place.
There are no capacity limits at the Centre, other than what is possible in the space.
We are still offering complimentary tea and coffee supplies.
The following services/events are currently discontinued until further notice:
Guided tours and open days.
KSPF COVID-19 Policies
As mandated by the WA state government and endorsed by KSPF management.
We ask for your co-operation in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by complying with our following conditions of entry. Please do not attend our premises if:
- you are feeling unwell
- you have been overseas in the last 14 days
- you have been tested for COVID-19 within the last 14 days
- you have COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Mask wearing is no longer required.
COVID-19 vaccination is not required for visitors to the KSP Writers' Centre, including staff, volunteers and patrons, unless otherwise advised by the Shire of Mundaring and/or the WA state government.
KSPF staff, volunteers and patrons are encouraged to physically distance by 1.5m wherever possible.
If a workshop or youth writing group session is cancelled due to lockdown or direct impact of COVID (i.e., facilitator contracts disease, or have visited an exposure site and must self-quarantine), then KSPF will issue a full refund to all ticket-holders.
As a gesture of goodwill and global solidarity at this unique time in history, we invite you to enjoy Hello World, an international project where artists throughout the world have submitted art works to share: http://transculturalexchange.org/activities/hw/overview.htm
The KSP board of management, staff and volunteers at the Centre hope you stay well and look forward to seeing you soon.
Elizabeth Lewis, KSP Chairperson
on behalf of the KSP Board of Management and staff
HISTORY OF COVID-19 CLOSURES
The KSP Writers' Centre first closed in late March 2020 for a period of three months in accordance with the Mark McGowan led state government requirements, following the announcement of a State of Emergency in WA because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following a few cases of community transmission in Perth, the Centre shut again for five days from 1 February 2021, and another four days in June/July 2021; both measures were implemented quickly and worked effectively as circuit breakers to prevent more transmissions and longer lockdowns.