July 9, 2021
Many South Burnett businesses – including shopping centres and supermarkets – should now be registered with the Check In Qld app.
Use of the app by customers became mandatory for many types of businesses at 1:00am on Friday (July 9).
Businesses that must now use the app include hairdressers, beauty services, gyms, indoor pools, caravan parks, customer service counters in galleries, museums, libraries and community centres; weddings, funerals and places of worship (if indoor); TAFEs and universities.
It is also compulsory at indoor events, such as cultural festivals and expos; and outdoor events, such as fun runs and fetes.
Visitors, volunteers and contractors must also check in at hospitals, residential aged care facilities and disability service accommodation.
Shoppers must check in when entering a shopping centre, and when entering businesses within the centre.
Data is held by the State Government for 56 days, and will assist with contact tracing in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said during the past two weeks an extra 77,000 businesses signed up for the app and there had been more than 32 million check-ins.
That brings the total number of businesses using the app to more than 128,000, and total check-ins using the app to more than 97 million.
“We are in an enviable position because of the sacrifices made by Queenslanders, so let’s continue this good work and get everybody using this fantastic check-in app,” Ms D’Ath said.
“It’s not too much to ask for more freedom. We want life to go back to as normal as possible and I think this is a very small request.
“It’s an incredibly straight forward process. Once the business is set up, they don’t need to do anything else other than check that their customer has logged in.”
Previously, the Check In Qld app was only a requirement for the hospitality sector.
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