WA venues and businesses will be required to maintain mandatory contact registers as the McGowan government braces for a possible COVID outbreak.
From December 5, a compulsory register including the date, arrival time, names and phone numbers of people 16 years and over, including staff, will be required for the purpose of contact tracing, should it be required.
The info will be kept for 28 days.
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 (such as hostels, hotels and large campgrounds)
In conjunction with this, the government has also released a non-mandatory free app, SafeWA.
The app uses unique QR codes for venues so people can quickly scan and register themselves.