By now you would be well aware the entire Perth metropolitan region, including the Peel and South West regions are in a COVID-19 lockdown period, in the wake of a breach in our hotel quarantine system.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR WA LIQUOR STORES?
After positive consultation with the state government, in particular with the Minister for Small Business and Liquor, Paul Papalia, liquor stores throughout Western Australia remain an essential service and can operate as per their normal trading hours.
MANDATORY CONTACT TRACING REGISTERS
The timeline to install contact registers in liquor stores has changed and has now been brought forward to 6am tomorrow, instead of the original date of February 12.
This means before trading starts tomorrow (Tuesday February 2) ALL liquor stores, including all Drive-Through stores, must have the appropriate QR codes and mandatory contact tracing registers in place.
Members can download and print off the relevant contact register toolkits HERE which include the relevant templates for QR codes and paper-based registers.
More advice can also be found from the Small Business Development Corporation website. You can also call the SBDC on 133 140.
NO MASK NO ENTRY
It is also mandatory for customers who enter your store, to wear a mask. The LSA WA team has created a sign for your stores to be displayed at the point of entry and the point of sale.
That sign can be downloaded here: No mask No Entry PDF
The current lockdown is very fluid and things could change at any moment and therefore we must expect the unexpected and be prepared to embrace more changes if needed.
The LSAWA will keep you updated as information comes to hand, in this ever evolving situation.
As always, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call on 9321 5022 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any assistance.