Covid QR Check-In Now Mandatory For Customers At All Shops and Businesses
No stone left unturned
Victorians are now required to check in at retail stores and supermarkets no matter how fleeting the trip.
As part of Melbourne’s extended lockdown, the Acting Premier James Merlino, announced on Wednesday that supermarkets and retailers would be required to ensure everyone checks-in when they enter the store.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, said the change was to make sure records of everyone at potential exposure sites were accurate.
“We are in a position now where the Victorian community is motivated to do the right thing and they understand the importance of contact tracing in this space,” he said.
“And even though we have been doing really well in identifying people at all exposure sites, I think everyone recognises that we have to do absolutely everything in our power to be able to chase down every single person who may be exposed because it is that one person who is not found who may be the one who spreads it.”
- CHO Professor Brett Sutton
Victoria’s Covid QR-code check-in app, Service Victoria, was launched in November 2020, but was then made mandatory for all businesses to use from Friday 28 May, when Victoria was propelled into their fourth lockdown.
The government’s Service Victoria app is the preferred application, bringing the state’s check-in data fed directly into one database for easier use by contract tracers.
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