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7 July, 2021

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COVID check in changes – who is affected?

As of Friday July 9, it will become mandatory for several new businesses, venues and organisation to keep track of their visitors and customers through the check in QLD app.

By Rhys Thomas

As of Friday July 9, it will become mandatory for several new businesses, venues and organisation to keep track of their visitors and customers through the check in QLD app.

Currently hospitality venues across Queensland such as bars, clubs and restaurants all have mandatory COVID check ins for their patrons.

Now under the new changes’ taking effect on Friday places like shopping centres and beauty salons will have to follow suit, making sure their customers sign in before entering.

  • Shopping centres and retail stores supplying goods and services to the public, such as supermarkets, pharmacies, bank branches, hardware stores, petrol stations and newsagents
  • 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
  • Indoor weddings, funerals and places of worship
  • Higher education institutions – such as universities, TAFEs and registered training organisations
  • Adult entertainment venues.

Businesses effected will need to complete the registration form online to register their businesses, receiving a set up guide including their unique QR code.


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