Please be advised that the Contact registers will be mandatory from 5th December 2020.
The Western Australian Government has announced that mandatory contact registers at relevant businesses and venues will be introduced from 5th December 2020. Maintaining a contact register is an extra safety measure and one of the most effective ways to control the spread of COVID-19.
All clubs allowing access to the premises (excluding takeaway only), will need to keep a contact register from this date.
To assist businesses, the State Government has released a free, safe and secure app called SafeWA. Endorsed by the Department of Health, the app provides businesses and venues a unique QR code for patrons to scan to register their attendance.
Data will be encrypted at the point of capture, stored securely and only be accessible by authorised Department of Health contact tracing personnel should COVID-19 tracing be needed. This means the Department of Health can “trace” quicker and keep people safe.
SafeWA can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, giving businesses and venues, who choose to use the app, time to implement the digital contact register system for Saturday, 5th December 2020.
The use of SafeWA is not mandatory but is encouraged. There will be a paper register available for those who do not wish to download the app.
Businesses will need to record the name, telephone number, location, date and arrival time of patrons and keep that information for 28 days. Any person who attends a business or venue, other than for take-away, will be required to register their contact details. This includes patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors.