Mandatory Covid-19 regulations starts from tomorrow Western Australia

Mandatory Covid-19 regulations starts from tomorrow Western Australia

We have no Covid-19 community transmission confirmed in Western Australia. It’s because of the hard work of Western Australians people 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, Mark McGowan Premier of Western Australia said.

Mandatory Covid-19 regulations starts from tomorrow Western Australia

Starting tomorrow, certain businesses and venues will be required to maintain mandatory contact registers to support COVID-19 contact tracing.
To make the process as quick and easy as possible, the WA Government have released SafeWA, a free app which will provide businesses with a digital COVID-19 contact register system.
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
  • Accommodation facilities that already have check-in arrangements in place (i.e. hostels, hotels, large campgrounds)

  • A paper-based register system will also be available.

    More Informations SafeWA application – regulations applied from 5th of December

    Although not compulsory, the use of SafeWA by businesses and venues is encouraged because it is free, easy to use, hygienic and protects patron’s privacy.

    It is also the most efficient means of contact tracing by the WA Department of Health if necessary.

    However, businesses and venues should also ensure they have an alternative format for patrons to provide their contact details.

    Providing an alternative means of registering patron details will ensure that access to a business or venue is inclusive. It will enable patrons that do not have a smartphone or choose not to use the app, to have an alternative registration method.

    This could include a paper-based register and/or an electronic sign-in form. If your business keeps paper-based records, it’s important patrons’ personal contact details are collected in a way that protects them from disclosure to others.

    Mandatory Covid-19 regulations starts from tomorrow Western Australia
    The State Government has developed templates for paper-based contact registers. For these, and other State Government information and advice on COVID-19 for the WA community and businesses, head to wa.gov.au

    From Saturday 5 December 2020, it will be mandatory for specified businesses and venues to keep a contact register of visitors, to assist in keeping WA safe from the threat of COVID-19.

    A contact register is a record of anyone over 16 years of age (including staff, customers, contractors and volunteers) who attends a specified business or venue in WA. It must record the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Location
  • Date
  • Arrival time

  • Contact registration is not required for customers collecting takeaway orders or for children under 16 years. However, adults that accompany children under 16 are encouraged to register their details.

    The information will only be used for the purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing

    by the Department of Health WA, and records will be destroyed after 28 days. Their purpose is to allow health officials to quickly identify and assist anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19. Let’s call it prevention.

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