Those wishing to access Bundaberg Regional Council's facilities and venues must check in via the Queensland Government's Check In Qld app from tomorrow.
While check-in registration using other methods was previously required for certain Council venues, the recent Queensland Chief Health Officer Directive specifies use of the Check In Qld App only for these venues.
The mandatory ruling was recently announced for a number of new sectors, including shopping centres and supermarkets, beauty and personal care services and venues that attract large crowds.
Public-facing government services have also been included.
To keep community members COVID Safe, Bundaberg Regional Council is using the Check In Qld app at all venues including libraries, customer service centres, pools, the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, galleries and more.
For those who do not have a phone to access the app, a record of information will be taken manually by Council staff.
The Check In Qld app is a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for people to sign in to a local business or venue.
The app allows you to check in to participating businesses without having to enter your details each time.
It protects your own personal information with data stored by the Queensland Government and only used for contact tracing if needed.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said most importantly, the app helped to make contact tracing faster, more reliable and complete.
“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.”
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