1 million Queenslanders link digital certificates to Check In Qld app

Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

More than one million Queenslanders have now linked their COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app so they can live life to the fullest from 17 December.

Minister for Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch said linking your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check in Qld app was the easiest way to get ready for the changes to restrictions that are coming in only a couple of weeks.

“From Friday (17 December), all Queenslanders and visitors will need to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of entry to many businesses and locations,” Ms Enoch said.

“We’ve updated the Check In Qld app so that you can link your COVID-19 digital certificate from the My Gov website or Medicare Express app.

“This means you can check in and show your proof of vaccination status simultaneously when visiting businesses and locations across the state – making it quicker and easier for patrons and for businesses.

“This is about being able to continue doing the things we enjoy, whether it is visiting a café, restaurant, bar or club, going to a sporting event or theme park or enjoying a live music venue, Queensland Government-owned gallery, museum or library.

“Businesses can go back to operating at full capacity and patrons can enjoy our beautiful Queensland lifestyle.

“This is particularly important as we get closer to Christmas, a time that many of us enjoy being out and about and visiting family and friends.”

People can link their certificate to the app via the Medicare Express Plus app or via the Medicare portal on the myGov website, with instructions included in the app on how to do this.

Minister Enoch said linking your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check In Qld app was optional.

“People can also download a copy of their COVID-19 digital certificate to their Apple wallet or Google Pay to show or provide a printed copy of their immunisation history statement if they prefer,” she said.

From December 17, proof of vaccination will be required at many locations and businesses across Queensland, including:

  • Visitors to hospitals, residential aged care, disability accommodation and prisons
  • Hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes
  • Indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas
  • Outdoor entertainment venues such as sporting stadiums and theme parks
  • Festivals – indoor and outdoor – such as music festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals
  • Queensland Government-owned galleries, museums or libraries.

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