Critical worker registration for exemption from COVID-19 isolation

Industrial relations

The WA Government's online registration system for critical workers is now available. Registration is mandatory for businesses that employ critical workers and want them to be exempt from isolation if they become asymptomatic close contacts.

Under the high caseload rules announced on Monday 7 February, critical workers will be able to work if they have no symptoms, test negative and wear a mask. The categories of critical workers include building and construction workers who provide certain types of urgent or essential work. Many licensed plumbing contractors and their employees are in this category. All licensed plumbing contractors should see the official description of critical building and construction workers to determine whether they are affected.

About the critical worker registration system

  • The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation or their delegate must complete registration before applying these settings in their workplace.
  • Once you have submitted your form, you will receive a notification email with a unique identification number.
  • Only employers with critical workers who intend to use the critical worker exemption from isolation need to complete this form
  • Only employers can complete this form
  • myGovID is required to start the registration process
  • The WA Government has published a template for listing critical roles within your organisation and the anticipated number of workers required

For full details including contact details for assistance and a link to the registration system, see COVID-19 coronavirus: Critical worker furloughing registration.