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 http://www.hospitalityhygiene.com/
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: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2020/04/COVID-19-hygiene-training-sets-course-for-hospitality-recovery.aspx