The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
A Takeaway Alcohol Management System (TAMS) is a system designed to support liquor restrictions, by reducing opportunities for people to purchase quantities of liquor, above what is mandated within any applicable restriction.
The TAMS system will be used in conjunction with the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) functionality contained within the same system.
The TAMS works by recording the amount and type of liquor purchased by any individual within a 24-hour period and automatically alerts retail staff, when any daily purchase limit has been reached. The TAMS reduces the opportunities to purchase quantities of liquor, in excess of any limits imposed and the opportunities to shop around by maintaining a central database of purchases of each person in any 24-hour period. Personal information is not stored beyond a 24-hour period.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has acquired a TAMS, which will be trialled at licensed premises in the Kimberley region.
The TAMS will utilise cloud-based technology and will be maintained by DLGSC who have entered into a contract with the Western Australian company Scantek, to deliver hardware and other infrastructure to provide for the operation of the system.
The DLGSC will make onsite training and information available to all impacted licensees. The DLGSC will also provide necessary manuals and information documentation as well as a dedicated helpline that will operate 7 days a week, and a BDR email and help facility.
The DLGSC will provide support to licensees during the period of the trial. As a minimum DLGSC will:
It is expected and anticipated that licensees will participate and collaborate with DLGSC and other stakeholders during the period the TAMS is in use. As a minimum:
It is important that all licensees have an appropriate and relevant COVID plan in place to minimise and mitigate any risks related to the use of the system.
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