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Additional WA businesses required to contact trace from 2 February

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.

Businesses and venues required to keep a contact register from 5 December

From 5 December 2020, the following businesses and venues must retain a contact register of all visitors, including customers, contractors, staff and volunteers:

  • food and licensed 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 camp grounds)

Contact registration is encouraged, but not mandatory for other types of businesses and gatherings.

Additional businesses and venues required to keep a contact register from 2 February 2021

From 6am on Tuesday 2 February 2021, the following businesses will also be required to keep mandatory contact registers:

  • retail venues (supermarkets, shopping centres, pharmacies, hardware and department stores)
  • retail components of other business where customers are physically present (bank branches, post offices and customer facing showrooms)
  • commercial buses or vessels that can carry 12 or more people where different groups of people interact (party buses, wine and food tour buses, hop on/hop off tour buses, sightseeing tours, party/function boats, sightseeing/tour boats, private charter buses/boats)
  • takeaway food and beverage services
  • venues with a COVID Event Plan (500 patrons or more)
  • certain outdoor events under 500 people (weddings, corporate functions, fetes and festivals)
  • public and private hospitals (persons visiting patients, attending meetings/lectures, couriers, and contractors)

Contact registration is encouraged, but not mandatory for other types of businesses and gatherings.

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