ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe

12
Jan

The McGowan Government has today launched the ServiceWA app – a free, convenient and secure mobile application that will help Western Australians with WA’s Safe Transition.

The app allows people to show proof of vaccination, check in at businesses and venues with SafeWA and access their G2G Pass for interstate travel – all in one convenient place.

It helps people access important COVID-19 information, including how to prepare your household for COVID-19, where to get tested, where to get vaccinated and exposure location sites.

The ServiceWA app requires the user to set up or use a Digital Identity to create an account to prove who they are online – meaning the app is safe, secure and not accessible by anyone else.

The app will make proof of vaccination requirements more robust because of features like the live clock timer, shimmering coat of arms and animated certificate tick that proves the user’s COVID-19 digital certificate is authentic.

People won’t be required to show additional identification to enter certain businesses and venues if they use the ServiceWA app, as opposed to COVID-19 digital certificates stored in smartphone wallets or hardcopies.

Setting up the ServiceWA app and Digital Identity takes some time, and people should allow at least 30 minutes to complete this new process at home, where they have easy access to forms of identification like a passport, driver’s license or Medicare card.

The setup process only needs to be completed once and ensures the user’s information is verified and protected at all times when they use the app.

People will be able to continue to use the SafeWA app to check in at venues, however eventually this app will become out-of-date, so it is recommended Western Australians download ServiceWA and begin using this app to check in on SafeWA.

For more information about the ServiceWA app, visit http://www.wa.gov.au/servicewaapp or phone 13 33 WA (13 33 92).

ServiceWA can be downloaded from the following links:

Original statement: Media statements – ServiceWA app launches to help keep WA safe

Perth and Peel public health measures

Proof of vaccination (double dose) by patrons is required for race meetings in the Perth and Peel regions as announced by the WA Government.

At this time, industry participants and essential personnel working at race meetings are not required to show proof of vaccination while working in work areas such as mounting yards, parade rings, horse stalls and kennelling areas.

However, industry participants and essential personnel must provide proof of being double-dose vaccinated against COVID-19 when entering patron areas of a racecourse.

Proof of vaccination will not apply for training or race trials but check in using the SafeWA app or a manual contact register continues to be mandatory.

Apart from these requirements, race meetings, trials and trackwork will proceed as normal unless advised otherwise. Please ensure appropriate physical distancing and good hygiene practices.