COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

29 April 2020 7:00 PM

The WA Government announced on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 that WA's hospitality industry is being prepared for a return to business with the launch of a mandatory COVID-19 hygiene training program to protect the public and venue staff.

The initiative ensures strong COVID-19 protections will be in place when restrictions are eased in the future.

The specialised COVID-19 hygiene training course will need to be successfully completed by every staff member employed at a hospitality venue - with businesses strictly only able to reopen when the requirements are met.

The course draws on State and Federal health directions regarding COVID-19.

Businesses will also have to display signage that the venue is compliant with all conditions.

Staff will receive a certificate of completion, a badge and wallet card which contains prompters of the key learning outcomes from the course.

Venues will receive a certificate of participation, front and back of house posters, a door sticker and bar and table 'talkers'.

Western Australia's 70,000 hospitality workers are encouraged to study the Tier 1 course material and complete the assessment now at

The more advanced Tier 2 aspect, for venue hygiene officers, will launch on the website on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Find out more from WA Government media release:

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