By Juliano Oliveira
All businesses in Queensland must adopt the Check In QLD application at customer reception as a tool to ease track future COVID-19 cases in the state.
Since 9 July, shopping centres, supermarkets, beauty and personal care services, and venues that attract large crowds had to follow the State Government’s determination to assign the app. Initially, only the hospitality sector was mandated to use online registration.
Queensland Government assures that the Check In QLD App is secure, and the data held in it is preserved. For more information about the app and how businesses can register, click here.
Over 128,000 businesses have complied with the order of using the system. So far, more than 97 million check-ins using the app have been registered.
“We are in an enviable position because of the sacrifices made by each Queenslander so let’s continue this good work and get everybody using this fantastic check in app,” Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said.
“It’s an incredibly straightforward process. Once the business is set up, they don’t need to do anything else other than check that their customer has logged in.”
Ms D’Ath said the app is all about keeping Queenslanders safe and helping the contact tracers when there has been community transmission of COVID-19.
“This important safety tool enables our contact tracers to reach out to people and get on top of any potential outbreaks early and find those links quickly.
“We’ve seen how effective checking in has been in recent days, and as we continue to look at ways of easing restrictions, this is a vital step to achieving that and building confidence in our contact tracing efforts.
“I thank everyone for checking in now where they have been around venues and restaurants and cafes. Let’s continue to check in to keep everyone safe.”