COVID-19 Safety Plans for WA businesses

Published on 19 May 2020

From Monday May 18, the State Government implemented phase 2 easing of COVID-19 restrictions, to enable some premises to reopen. These include some hospitality and recreational businesses.

Before reopening or expanding from a take-away service, businesses are required to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 by doing the following:

The requirements for the safe operation of your premises include:

  • Maintaining a strict limit of a minimum of four square metres (4 sqm) per person.
  • Ensuring a maximum of 20 people per venue (excluding staff).
  • Maintaining hygiene and frequent cleaning.
  • Maintaining attendance records of patrons for the purposes of contact tracing.
  • Carefully managing waiting areas to ensure social distancing.

For more information about the COVID safety plans and guidelines for business and industry visit wa.gov.au.

COVID-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines for Food Businesses

Food businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels, roadhouses, taverns and the casino can reopen subject to mandatory conditions and the completion of a COVID Safety Plan.

Below are the tailored guidelines and plans for food businesses to reopen:

  • Complete a COVID Safety Plan for Food Businesses(PDF, 230KB) prior to reopening or expanding beyond takeaway.
  • The COVID Safety Guidelines for Food BusinessesCOVID Safety Guidelines for Food Businesses(PDF, 2MB) will assist you with completing the plan.
  • Display a COVID Safety Plan certificate.
  • Maintain a strict limit of a minimum of 4 square metres per person.
  • Ensure a maximum of 20 dine-in patrons per venue (excluding staff).
  • Maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning.
  • Ensure all staff have completed the AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course before returning to work.
  • Alcohol can only be served with food and consumed at a table (not bar or counter service). More information for licensed venues.
  • Maintain attendance records of patrons for the purposes of contact tracing (not included in takeaway services).
  • Carefully manage waiting areas to ensure social distancing.

For more information about COVID safety plans and guidelines for food businesses visit wa.gov.au.

COVID-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines for Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation venues can reopen subject to:

For more information about the COVID safety plans and guidelines for sport and recreation venues visit wa.gov.au.

COVID Safety Plans are an important part of ensuring that the re-opening of businesses does not increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Having a COVID Safety Plan is mandatory for businesses that were restricted under the Emergency Management Act and are now reopening or serving dine-in in addition to takeway.

Business will need to ensure their COVID Safety Plan is available for inspection by authorised officers. Failure to complete a COVID Safety Plan may mean your business is putting the community at risk.

Premises that were not required to close under the Emergency Management Act may choose to voluntarily complete a COVID Safety Plan and display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate.

For more information on what changes to restrictions mean for your business visit www.wa.gov.au/FAQs.