COVID-19 coronavirus: Contact registers

Information about contact registers for businesses and patrons.

Contact registers

It is mandatory for most businesses and venues to maintain a contact register by collecting contact details of patrons attending their premises, including customers, staff, contractors, and visitors.

Why contact registers are essential

Having a contact register supports public health efforts to reduce the risk of an uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak in WA. If a person tests positive to COVID-19, contact registers will help the Department of Health to quickly and easily contact people who may have been in the same location, at the same time.

The measure follows a nationally consistent approach, is based on health advice, and is a recommendation of the National Contact Tracing Review presented by the Australian Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel.

Page reviewed 6 September 2021