Changes to Queensland’s COVID app coming in July

As the new month rolls in, people across the Sunshine State will be expected to ‘check in’ more often when entering a range of new businesses in an effort to help keep Queensland COVID Safe.

You will be required to use the Check In Qld app at a range of new businesses from Friday, July 9.
IMAGE: Facebook / Queensland Government.

The Check In Qld app will be mandatory for a number of new sectors from Friday, July 9.

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The app has been primarily used in the hospitality sector since its launch.

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New sectors that must utilise the app include:

  • venues that attract large crowds, such as stadiums, convention centres, theme parks, concert venues and cinemas
  • shopping centres and supermarkets
  • beauty and personal care service, such as hairdressing, beauty therapy and nail services
  • indoor events, such as cultural festival and expos
  • outdoor events that are a 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
  • public-facing government services, such as customer service counters in government buildings, galleries, museums, libraries and community centres such as recreation halls
  • weddings, funerals and places of worship (only required if indoor)
  • higher education institutions, such as universities, TAFEs and registered training organisations
  • adult entertainment venues
  • hospitals, residential aged care, disability service accommodation (applies to visitors, volunteers and contractors, not staff or patients/residents).

The Check In Qld app is a free, secure and contactless way for people to sign in to a Queensland business or venue.

The app is also convenient to use as your details are saved on your profile – meaning you do not have to re-enter them every time you enter a new venue.

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By using the Check In Qld app you’ll be:

  • able to check in to participating businesses without having to enter your details each time
  • protecting your own personal information – data is stored by the Queensland Government and only used for contact tracing if needed
  • helping make contact tracing faster, more reliable and complete.

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How have you found using the Check In Qld app? Is it something you find relatively simple to do, or is it an inconvenience? Let us know in the comments below.

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