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Queensland hospitality businesses reminded to sign up for COVID Check In Qld app before 1st May

Queensland hospitality businesses reminded to sign up for COVID Check In Qld app before 1st May
April 20, 2021

From 1st May 1 it will be compulsory for all involved in the Queensland hospitality sector to be using the Qld Check In app.

Over 1.9 million Queenslanders have already downloaded the app and are actively using the public safety device which is now a crucial frontline tool for containing any future COVID-19 outbreaks.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk notes “since going live in February more than 22,390 businesses have embraced it and got firmly behind this effort to keep Queenslanders safe. It has already proven a game changer. Queensland Health contact tracers used it to immediately identify any close or casual contacts during the recent Covid-19 clusters.

“While the response has been great, I remind those hospitality businesses that haven’t already signed up to do so now. From 1st May 1 it will be compulsory for all involved in this sector to be using the Qld Check In app. Now is not the time to delay.

“The more general businesses participating, the better off all Queenslanders will be, and we can be even more confident in Queensland Health’s access to information to do contact tracing.

“Immediately after announcing last month that the Check in Qld app would be mandatory for hospitality businesses more than 1000 businesses a day began signing up and we expect the momentum to continue through to the 1st May 1 deadline.”

The Premier said, as of last Friday Queenslanders had scanned the app 10 million times when out and about.

The app can be downloaded at participating businesses or the Apple and Google app stores.

Queensland Minister for Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch added “It’s great to see such strong support for the app from Queenslanders and the business community.

“This is a safe and simple way for customers and staff to record their contact details and support businesses to comply with public health directions, keeping everyone safe.

“One of the best features of the app is that you only need to enter your details once and the app remembers them for future check ins, including details of any dependents.

“It is also easy for businesses to use. Once they are setup, businesses don’t need to do anything other than check that their customers are logged in.

“And for customers who don’t have a smartphone or are unable to use the app, the Check In Qld app allows for the business to use their own app to enter customers, or if you are with someone who has the app, they can check you in as their guest.

“Businesses are also now reporting to us that they are changing over from other forms of QR codes, including web-based platforms, which is saving them money, time and energy.”

“Data collected through the app is stored securely for 56 days by the Queensland Government and will only be used for contact tracing purposes if needed.”

Visit www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld for more information, including Frequently Asked Questions.

Businesses can register at www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld/check-in-qld-registration-form

 

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