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.