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Be prepared for COVID-19 'check ins' before 12 July

Service NSW QR Codes mandatory for all businesses and workplaces from July 12.


If your business or workplace does not have a QR Code; from 12 July 2021, you could be up for hefty fines, and in some cases, temporary closures.


The NSW Government has expanded its COVID-19 check in mandate in an attempt to combat the current growing COVID-19 outbreak in NSW and wider Australia.


Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said expanding the mandate would give NSW Health contact tracers real-time access to QR code data from a greater number of venues including supermarkets, retail stores, gyms and offices.

“This is about keeping customers and staff safe and getting all businesses open again as soon as possible,” Mr Dominello said.


From 12 July, these businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet:


· Retail businesses and supermarkets

· Individual shops within shopping centres

· Shopping centres will also be asked to display QR codes at entry points where practicable

· Gyms

· Offices, including call centres

· Manufacturing and warehousing

· Universities and TAFE

· Schools including teachers and visitors (such as parents and contractors) but excluding students



Hospitality businesses will now need to extend the use of the Service NSW COVID-Safe check-in to all customers including takeaway orders.


Businesses who need to register for the NSW Government QR code can find the application form and more information at https://www.nsw.gov.au/register-your-business-as-covid-safe

For visitors without a digital device, other check-in forms must be available.