COVID-19 State of Emergency Declaration

The Western Australian Government (external site) has declared a Public Health and State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. The Closure of Restriction (Limit the Spread) Directions (external site) places restrictions on cafes and restaurants to takeaway and home delivery services only. 

The Food Safety and COVID-19 factsheet (500MB PDF) supports food businesses to continue to apply food safety practices to reduce the risk of COVID-19 on their workplace.

Western Australians are protected under some of the most comprehensive food safety legislation in Australia through the:

The Department of Health has recently developed the Western Australian Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+.