As of 5th of December, mandatory contact registers will be in place at venues throughout WA.
Western Australia is introducing mandatory registers at venues to help with COVID-19 contact tracing in the event of an outbreak in the state.
The registers will be compulsory from December 5, with a new app, called Safe WA, launched to allow patrons to check-in electronically.
To ensure data protection – information will be kept for 28 days and can only be accessed by contact tracers if required.
Businesses must keep a written register for people who don’t use the app.
“It’s because of the hard work of Western Australians that we have been able to get our State back on track and operate as close to normal as possible. What’s important now is that we stay the course and keep up COVID safe principles.” said Mr McGowan.
Businesses or venues required to keep a contact register include:
- Food and licenced venues (restaurants, cafés, bars, pubs, taverns, nightclubs);
- Gyms, indoor sporting centres and pools;
- Places of worship and funeral parlours;
- Beauty and personal care services including hairdressers and barbers;
- Galleries and museums;
- Cinemas, theatres and other entertainment venues;
- Auction houses and real estate inspections;
- Community facilities, libraries and halls;
- Zoos and amusement parks;
- Function centres; and
- Accommodation facilities that already have check-in arrangements in place (i.e. hostels, hotels, large campgrounds).
“Unfortunately COVID-19 is going to present a threat to our lives and livelihoods for some time, so it is important we have the systems in place to keep us safe in the longer term.
“As a Government, we are committed to making sure businesses can keep doing business in a COVID-safe way, no matter the impact of the virus around the world.” states Mr McGowan.
To find out more information and to download the app visit safewa.health.wa.gov.au.