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A number of businesses, venues, commercial transport, organisations and takeaway facilities are required to maintain contact registers for WA Health Department COVID-19 contact tracing. These mandatory requirements have been designed to support contact tracing in the event that a COVID-19 outbreak occurs.
When attending any of these facilities, all visitors will be required to leave contact details, via manual or electronic means, before entering. It must record the following information;
Contact registration is not required for children under 16 years. However, adults that accompany children under 16 are encouraged to register their details.
The SafeWA application has been designed to assist with contact tracing and each location, including all City of Kwinana buildings, will have a specific QR code created for it. This QR code may be scanned by visitors, through the SafeWA app, to confirm their attendance at the facility.
The SafeWA app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
The City of Kwinana recommends the use of the SafeWA application for a quick and easy way to record visitor contact details. However, all City buildings will also have an alternative format for patrons to record their details. The State Government has developed templates for paper-based contact registers for businesses/venues to download and use for appropriate contact tracing and the City of Kwinana recommends that all affected local businesses and facilities make us of these templates.
In the event that visitors refuse to comply with the contact tracing measures outlined above, they will be refused entry to the building and further actions may be taken.
Please note; records collected through the SafeWA app are encrypted and stored securely. These records are only accessible by authorised Department of Health contact tracing personnel, in the event that COVID-19 tracing needs to be undertaken. This requirement ensures that the Department of Health can quickly and effectively identify the businesses/venues an individual has visited, in order to keep the community safe.
Data collected will only be kept by the Department of Health for a maximum of 28 days.
All manually completed contact tracing data submitted to City of Kwinana facilities will be kept for 28 days, in a secure lockbox, then destroyed via a secure document destruction service. Data will only be shared with the Department of Health, upon request, for the purpose of contact tracing. The City of Kwinana will not use information gathered for marketing or research purposes.
SafeWA Application for Businesses
The State Government has released information for businesses and venues on how they can start using the SafeWA app.
See the business related information here.
Businesses using their own QR code must also provide a SafeWA code for signing in.
Individuals can download the free SafeWA app to quickly and securely register their attendance at various businesses and venues. A list of the venue/business that are required to register community attendance are listed below;
Contact registration is encouraged, but not mandatory for other types of businesses and gatherings.
Read the letter to takeaway food and beverage businesses, events with 500+ patrons and certain outdoor functions/gatherings.
Find out more about the SafeWA app for individuals.
Further information including community advice and advice in other languages can be found on the State Government's website.
For further Frequently Asked Questions please visit the State Government's website.
If you enter using the SafeWA contact register app, the data collected goes directly to WA Health. This means the data is not used by the business and it is readily available for WA Health to access if it becomes necessary for contact tracing.
Manual forms are stored daily in a sealed envelope and in a locked cabinet by the City of Kwinana for 28 days. After 28 days, the sealed envelopes will be destroyed.
The only reason the envelope will be opened is if the City of Kwinana receives a request from an Authorised Officer from the Department of Health for the purposes of contact tracing. The City will only hand this information over once Identification checks are complete and we take a copy of this Identification.
Yes, you need to register everytime you enter the facility. We have placed QR codes in various places for customer convenience.
It is our responsibility to collect a register of all visitors under the directive of the Department of Health and in line with the Emergency Management Act. As such it is a condition of entry into this building.
Yes. The contact register is a separate data repository and the SafeWA app uses different technology than that used by the Australian Government’s COVID Safe app.
Even if you are using the COVID Safe app, you will still be asked to provide your name, contact number and email, location and login time manually on the contact register, or by scanning the QR code.
Yes, all people entering a public building need to register. This includes employees of the City, Contractors and Agency staff.
Yes, all visitors into a public building are required to register.
Yes, all people entering a public building need to register. Participants can register via the QR Scanning or manually registered log. The manual registration forms must be returned to the City of Kwinana within 12 hours of the booking via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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