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AHA Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Training

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The AHA Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 hygiene training program has been launched to prepare the hospitality industry for a return to business. 

The AHA is constantly monitoring the Coronavirus situation working closely with the Commonwealth and WA Government on strategies to help avert the effect that the situation will have on tourism by:


  • Maintaining constant contact with Tourism Australia and Tourism Western Australia;
  • Monitoring Commonwealth Department of Health and World Health Organisation advice; and
  • Participating in industry crisis co-ordination task forces at a State and National level.


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Current Restrictions

Covid-19 Update 6 May 2021

New restrictions

From 12:01am Saturday 8 May 2021 until 12:01am Saturday 15 May 2021, the following restrictions will apply for hospitality venues:  

  • Hotels, bars, pubs, taverns and restaurants return to the one in 2 square metre rule (Seated hospitality venues, including restaurants, cafés, food courts and bars that provide seated service only, can open at 75 per cent capacity or apply the 2sqm rule – whichever is greater)
  • The requirement to remain seated is removed
  • The casino gaming floor and nightclubs can reopen, subject to the 2sqm rule.
  • Major stadiums, including Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Park and HBF Stadium – Main Arena can operate at 75 per cent capacity, with masks mandatory.
  • 200-person limit on weddings and funerals. People who wish to have more than 200 people must apply for an exemption by completing the Weddings and funeral exemptions form and emailing it to DoH.WeddingsFunerals@health.wa.gov.au 

Masks are only required in the following settings:

  • Public transport
  • Hospitals
  • Aged care and disability facilities
  • Large events with more than 1,000 people

Additional restrictions

  • 100-person limit in all homes, for private indoor or outdoor gatherings.
  • Four personal visitors permitted per patient per day in a hospital, aged care or disability facility, with masks mandatory.
  • Anyone who has been in Perth or Peel in the previous 14 days but has since travelled to another region must also wear a mask, subject to the above conditions.

Register of interest open for lockdown grants

The WA Government has today revealed more information on the $2,000 Small Business Lockdown Assistance Grants program, which is designed to assist small businesses in the Perth and Peel regions affected by the recent lockdown and subsequent restrictions.

Businesses are encouraged to express their interest now to be notified when online applications open later this month. Click here to register now.


Eligible businesses must:

  • Have an Australia-wide payroll of less than $4 million
  • Be registered for GST purposes 
  • Be able to demonstrate losses incurred for perishable goods, cancellations or other unforeseen costs as a result of the ANZAC Day long weekend lockdown and subsequent restrictions.


More information

Please complete the Expression of Interest form to be kept up to date when grant applications open.
The program will be jointly managed by the Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Visit smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus for more information on how to manage disruption to your business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


AHA venue signage can be found here

SafeWA app and contact registers

From 5 December 2020, hospitality venues in WA are required to undertake mandatory contact tracing.

This can be done via:


  • A free, safe and secure app called SafeWA; or
  • Alternative formats including electronic or paper-based systems


Please be aware that if you choose an alternate option on contact register tracing, businesses will need to record the:


  • Name; and
  • Telephone number; and
  • Location; and
  • Date; and
  • Arrival time of patrons; and
  • Keep that information for 28 days.


Any person who attends a business or venue, other than for take-away, will be required to register their contact details. This includes patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors.

SafeWA app 

The WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which assists businesses to keep their contact register system in an easy and convenient manner.

Businesses that use the SafeWA app must also have an alternative and manual method of registering patron details, such as a paper-based register. This is important in the event that an individual does not have access or chooses not to use the SafeWA app. 

SafeWA can be downloaded from the Apple App Store here or the Google Play Store here

More information on how to use the SafeWA app can be found here. Troubleshooting tips for venues can be found here.

A comprehensive toolkit for business including SafeWA guides, Contact Register Infosheets, social media graphics, contact register templates and more can be found here.  - Click on links or images below to access PDFs: 

For more information on the SafeWA App, please click here: https://safewa.health.wa.gov.au/


For information on contact registers, please click here: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-contact-registers-businesses-and-venues


Western Australia's border arrangements


WA is in a safe and sensible controlled border arrangement, based on public health advice.

Please click here for the latest updates on the Western Australia's border arrangement.

G2G Pass and G2G Now 

The G2G PASS was built to help WA Police manage and enforce the Directions in force in WA whilst ensuring the impact on essential services and the WA economy is limited.

The G2G PASS is an entirely digital solution, making it easy for people to apply for travel passes.

The launch of G2G Now sees WA Police deliver a second initiative whereby technology is used to help police and WA community work together to rise to the challenges posed by the pandemic. The app supports people subject to self-quarantine directions to prove their compliance with easy, in app check ins rather than receiving physical checks by police.

For more information on the G2G Pass, please click here. 

For more information on the G2G Now, please click here. 





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