To our visitors and community
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is of the upmost importance to us.
With the easing of restrictions we are now open in accordance with the State Government's health advice.
What action is Fremantle Prison taking?
We are committed to playing our part in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and have implemented measures to ensure you feel comfortable visiting our World Heritage listed site.
- Contact tracing
All visitors to Fremantle Prison are now required to complete a mandatory COVID-19 check-in to allow for contact tracing in the event of a connected COVID-19 case in WA. You can complete this check-in electronically by scanning a unique QR code located at our entry using the SafeWA app, or manually on an individual registration form. If using the SafeWA app, these details are stored by the Department of Health. Manual registration forms will be kept securely by Fremantle Prison for a period of 28 days.
- Keeping a safe distance
Added markers have been established to guide you, along with signage and regular announcements by our caring staff.
- Additional cleaning
We have increased our cleaning schedule to keep the site safe for our visitors and staff.
- Reduced tour capacities
We have reduced our tour group sizes to just 21 visitors, to allow for social distancing to be upheld.
- Providing hand sanitiser
Hand sanitiser has been placed at multiple points throughout our site.
- Temperature checks
Temperature check located at main entry.
- Contactless payment
While cash will be accepted - cashless, contactless payment options are preferred.
- Hygiene screens
Hygiene screens have been installed at each point of sale - both at our ticket office and in our gift shop.
- Limited services
Unfortunately, some tours will remain suspended. Tunnels tours require some direct physical contact, and will therefore remain unavailable until further notice.
We will continue to evaluate and make operational changes as required.
Fremantle Prison cares about your safety and we are very much looking forward to sharing our site, stories and history with you. Thank you for your continued support, we truly value it and have missed you!
What action can you take to protect yourself?
The WA Department of Health advises the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by practising good hygiene
- frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol based hand gel
- covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or flexed elbow
- avoiding close contact with anyone who has a cold or flu-like symptoms
More information can be found at: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19