Breaking: Starting December 5, it will be compulsory for Western Australians to check-in at most public venues, using contact tracing methods such as QR codes – with the SafeWA app.

WA Premier Mark McGowan made the announcement on Wednesday, saying contact registers would be mandatory at restaurants, bars, nightclubs, gyms, zoos, hotels, and other major public places.

“Even if it’s unlikely, it’s vital that we have the protections in place that we need for the worst case scenario,” McGowan said.

“So, in line with health advice, from 5 December, particular WA venues and businesses will need to maintain mandatory contact registers to support contact tracing.”

About SafeWA app:

The system, developed by WA Health is a secure and convenient way for venue operators and patrons to easily register their attendance at relevant venues. Through a unique venue QR code, SafeWA supports efficient COVID-19 contact tracing, should it be necessary, by providing a digital register of contact details for patrons attending venues.

The digital register was developed exclusively for WA Health and is provided at no cost to WA venue operators or the public, as part of mandatory requirements to maintain a contact register, and is an extra precautionary measure in line with COVID safe principles.

Premier McGowan encouraged all Western Australians to download the SafeWA app.

The app is ready for download now on iOs and Android