Check In Qld app deadline looms for local businesses
Published Thursday, 08 July, 2021 at 01:48 PM
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath
To help keep Queenslanders COVID safe, businesses across the state are being urged to register for the Check In Qld app, which becomes mandatory from Friday 9 July at 1am.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said since the announcement was made as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan Roadmap to more eased restrictions more than two weeks ago, an additional 77,000 businesses had already signed up for the public safety device and there had been more than 32 million check ins via the Check In Qld app.
That brings the total business applications 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 each Queenslander so let’s continue this good work and get everybody using this fantastic check in app,” Ms D’Ath said.
‘While we’ve seen a great response so far, can I please remind businesses that haven’t signed up to get on board now before the Friday 9 July deadline because it will be compulsory for all involved in this sector to be using the Check In Qld app.
“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; however it has since been extended for a number of new sectors, including shopping centres, and supermarkets, beauty and personal care services and venues that attract large crowds.
“This app is all about keeping Queenslanders safe and helping our contact tracers when there has been community transmission of COVID-19 in our community,” Ms D’Ath said.
“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 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.”
The Check In Qld App is a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for customers to sign into Queensland businesses.
For more information about the app and how businesses can register for the Check In Qld app, visit https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/check-in-qld.
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