TTIQ (Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine) Plan

As WA transitions to living with COVID, and caseloads are higher within the community, businesses, facilities and service providers will be required to play a more involved role in managing communications within their workplaces.

The WA COVID-19 TTIQ Plan (PDF 464KB) provides guidance and resources for businesses, facilities, and service providers to assist with this transition.

This includes information on how to notify close contacts in the workplace of a case, and the testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine requirements in different settings (e.g. businesses, school, aged care). Employers will also be able to use this resource to provide employees with information on any measures the workplace is implementing to reduce the risk of exposure, in line with their COVID Safety Plan or business continuity plan.

What do I do if a COVID-19 positive person has been in the workplace?

Businesses should take reasonable steps to identify and inform other workers who may have been exposed to a case while at work and advise them of their testing and isolation obligations.

  1. Check they are isolating
  2. Determine if they were at work during their infectious period
  3. Identify close contacts
  4. Arrange workplace cleaning
  5. Consider whether the workplace can remain open
  6. Provide appropriate communication

Detailed information can be found in the Guidance for management of COVID-19 in the workplace (PDF 339MB).

Close contacts

A close contact is:

  • a household member or intimate partner of a person with COVID-19 who has had contact with them during their infectious period
  • someone who has had close personal interaction with a person with COVID-19 during their infectious period, where they spent 4 hours of cumulative contact with them in a residential setting (including a home, residential care facility, boarding school, maritime vessel or other accommodation facility) in any 24-hour period where masks have been removed by both people during the period of contact
  • someone who is informed by WA Health that they are a close contact.
Last reviewed: 17-06-2022