WA to proceed with the SafeTransition Plan from February 5, 2022.
With the announcement today from Premier Mark McGowan in the definite date for WA to proceed with the SafeTransition Plan from February 5, 2022. the EIA understands there are a lot of concerned industry members wanting more precise information.
A broad range of FAQs, together with updated COVID Event Guidelines, Plan and Checklist templates, will be available to industry this week. Links to these resources will be available here (when published):
Public Events (WA Health) Quote Based on health advice, interim baseline public health and social measures will be applied at the point of transition, from 12.01am February 5, 2022. Masks are required to be worn in some high risk indoor settings including: · on public transport, taxis or ride share services; · at airports and on flights; and · by visitors to hospitals, residential aged care, disability care or custodial corrections facilities. Proof of vaccination for people 16 years and older will be required at: · venues or events with 1,000 or more patrons; · nightclubs; · the Crown complex; and · the four major stadia (Optus Stadium, RAC Arena, HBF Stadium and HBF Park) Other businesses may also choose to have proof of vaccination requirements as a condition of entry to protect their staff and patrons. Businesses should consider their individual circumstances and seek their own legal advice before adopting a proof of vaccination requirement. Contact registration including the use of SafeWA will be required at all public venues, taxis and rideshare services. To keep patrons and staff safe, revised COVID Safety Plans, Event Plans and Checklists must be followed.
Proof of vaccination
The State Government is also developing a new integrated mobile app which will make proof of vaccination, use of SafeWA and G2G registrations easier.
The app will be available early next year and provides safe, secure and convenient access to these State Government services and will provide a one-stop platform for additional services in the future.
Use of a printed copy of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement is also accepted as proof, however people will need to present approved identification with it.
For more information, visit Get ready for WA’s transition.