Hospitality venues and other businesses in WA will be forced to keep a register of patrons and staff to help COVID-19 contact tracing, with a QR code system among the options.
From December 5, a contact register will be maintained by the state government, with people’s information kept for 28 days.
Premier Mark McGowan said the SafeWA app, which is available now, had been developed after consultation with the industry and was designed to keep WA COVID-safe.
“Other states are doing the same thing, but our measures have been specifically worked up for WA,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
“We don’t have any COVID-19, which is a great thing, but we just want to be prepared in case we get an outbreak.
“Contact registers and QR codes…