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COVID Tracer sign-in now required at all Christchurch City Council facilities

COVID Tracer sign-in now required at all Christchurch City Council facilities
August 12, 2020

People visiting all Christchurch City Council facilities from noon today will be required to sign in using the national COVID Tracer app and scanning the QR code.

For those people who do not have a smartphone, a sign-in register will be available on entry.

While the Council’s public facilities will remain open under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, people must maintain physical distancing.

This follows a decision by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in response to cases of community transmission in Auckland, with the country's largest city moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 as of today (12th August).

Advising that all visitors must provide their contact details via the COVID Tracer app or a sign-in register on entry to Council facilities, Christchurch City Council Incident Management Team Leader, Mary Richardson stated "we will have QR codes at all the entry points.

“If you have not already done so, please download the Tracer app from the Ministry of Health website. It helps ensure your safety and protect those in your wider community.”

Noting that even if the region moves back to Level 1, the Council will still strongly encourage people to use the Tracer app, Richardson added "it is important that we work together as a team and follow guidelines and instructions in order to hold on to our hard-won gains."

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