Particular WA businesses are required to maintain contact registers for staff and customers from Saturday 5th December 2020 as part of the contact tracing efforts as the State prepares to open further. Businesses can the Government SafeWA app, or use a variety of check in options, but must retain the details for 28 days…but do service stations have to collect customer data?

A standard service station is not required to capture or store customer data in Western Australia

However, if the service station is also serving dine in food or offers an area for customers to sit and eat then they will be required to gather the contact details of those customers undertaking that activity.

SafeWA can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store from Wednesday, November 25, 2020. This will allow businesses and venues, which choose to use the SafeWA app, time to implement it for Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Businesses must maintain a written contact register for people who choose not to use the app.

Failing to comply to the new requirements could result in fines and penalties of up to $50,000 for an individual and $250,000 for a body corporate or 12 months’ imprisonment.

For more information see;

Check In General Information – https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/11/Maintaining-contact-registers-a-requirement-to-keep-WA-safe.aspx 

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