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Contact tracing required in WA retail, including newsagents, from Feb. 12

Click here to see the details of the requirements for contact tracing in small business retail as announced by the WA government today.

A contact register is a record of anyone over 16 years of age (including staff, customers, contractors and volunteers) who attends a specified business or venue in WA. It must record the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Location
  • Date
  • Arrival time

Contact registration is not required for children under 16 years. However, adults that accompany children under 16 are encouraged to register their details.

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.

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