According to the Queensland Government website, as of 1am on the 30th of August, it will be mandatory for many Queensland businesses to be registered for and use the Check in Qld app.
How Do I Register For the Check In Qld App?
The process to register your business for the Check in Qld app can take up to 3 business days, and must complete a separate registration for each business location/venue that you have.
The first step is to register your business using the Queensland Government Check In Qld app registration form – Click Here to Register
Part of the registration process will involve receiving a “starter kit”, which will contain a set up guide and a QR code poster. Once you receive the kit, make sure you download the Check in Qld app from the Google Play or Apple App store and create a business profile.
Your customers and guests will be able to scan your QR code to check in and register their details. You can ask your customers and guests to show you their successful check in screen, or their check in history screen.
If any of your customers or guests have trouble using the app or do not have a smart device, your staff can check them in using the business profile mode on the app.
Which Businesses Must Use The Check In Qld App?
According to this Direction on the Queensland Government Website, the following businesses must use the Check In Qld App:
- shopping centres and retail stores supplying goods and services to the public, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, bank branches, hardware stores, petrol stations and newsagents
- hospitality businesses providing takeaway options
- venues that attract large crowds – such as stadiums, convention centres, theme parks, concert venues and cinemas
- beauty and personal care services – such as hairdressing, beauty therapy and nail services
- indoor events – such as cultural festival and expos
- outdoor events with dancing – such as music or dance festivals
- leisure and recreation facilities – such as gyms, health clubs, indoor sports facilities and indoor pools
- short-term residential facilities – such as hotels, boarding houses and short-term holiday rentals
- outdoor recreation – such as caravan parks, camping areas, zoos and aquariums
- galleries, museums, libraries and community centres (for example recreation halls)
- public-facing government services – such as customer service counters providing licensing and registration services for members of the public (excluding public transport, police stations, watch houses, courthouses, correctional facilities and detention centres)
- indoor weddings, funerals and places of worship
- higher education institutions – such as universities, TAFEs and registered training organisations
- adult entertainment venues
- Queensland taxis, rideshares and limousine services
The website notes that more businesses may be required to use the app over time.
Where Can I Find More Information and Resources About The Check In Qld App?
The Queensland Government Covid-19 website provides heaps of information and resources in their Check In Qld app resource kit – check it out here!
Work Safety QLD also regularly posts free resources and guides about Covid-19 in Queensland, you can read them by clicking here.
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