Updates to COVID Safety Plans

Updates to COVID Safety Plans

Places of worship are now exempt from the 2 square metre rule and are able to operate at a 60 per cent capacity.
On Wednesday, 25 November 2020 the Western Australian Government announced that from Saturday, 5 December 2020 identified Western Australian businesses and venues will be required to maintain mandatory Contact Registers for staff and patrons for the purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing by the WA Department of Health, should it be required.

Contact Registers

Churches, chapels and Mass centres are required to keep Contact Registers as part of their COVID Safety Plans. This is mandatory.

Any person aged 16 years and over who attends a place of worship, including patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors will be required to register their contact details. The details required for the contact register include: name, contact number, date and arrival time at the venue.

Records are not required to be collected for children under 16 years.

Click here to read the Archbishop’s Revised Directives from 27 November 2020.

Click here to read the WA Government’s media release on this requirement for contact registers from 25 November 2020

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