Food businesses COVID Safety Plan and Guidelines for food businesses.

Last updated: 14 May 2020 at 5.38pm

WA Government has implemented a staged easing of COVID-19 restrictions based on the best of health advice, effective from 18 May, 2020.

Food businesses including cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels, roadhouses, taverns and casino will be allowed to re-open subject to mandatory conditions.

All food businesses are required to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. The requirements for the safe operation of your premises are outlined below:

  • maintain a strict limit of a minimum of four square metres (4sqm) per person
  • ensure a maximum of 20 dine-in patrons per venue (excluding staff)
  • maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning
  • self-complete a COVID Safety Plan (available below) prior to re-opening (or expanding beyond ‘takeaway only’) and display a COVID Safety Plan Certificate
  • ensure staff have completed the AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Course before returning to work
  • maintain attendance records of patrons for the purposes of contact tracing (not including takeaway services)
  • carefully manage waiting areas to ensure social distancing
  • only serve alcohol ancillary to a meal
  • ensure alcohol is only consumed at a table (not counter service, or bar service).

All businesses need to do their part to comply with these requirements and help mitigate the risks of COVID-19.

For further information go to 

COVID-19 coronavirus: Food businesses  HERE