Covid vaccination certificates now available in Check In CBR app

From today, the Check In CBR app can securely store and show COVID-19 digital certificates.

Users will be able to add their certificate to the app through a secure verification process using either their Express Plus Medicare App or myGov account.

“We heard from our community that having the option to demonstrate their vaccination status quickly and easily was an important to them, so the Check In CBR team has been working closely with the Australian Government to add this feature to the app,” said Minister Stephen-Smith.

“While the ACT Government has no plans to make proof of vaccination mandatory across sectors such as hospitality, the new Check In CBR feature will make it easier for Canberrans to provide verification of their vaccination status if required.

“The Check In CBR app is fully interoperable with the family of apps in Queensland, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. This means Canberrans can check-in to locations in any of the four jurisdictions and show their vaccination status at the same time – it’s not just for use in Canberra.

“This is one of the ways that we are supporting Canberrans to transition to a new COVID normal.”

Once the COVID-19 digital certificate is downloaded to the app, a vaccination tick status will appear next to the user’s name the next time they check in.

Once a person has added their own COVID-19 digital certificate to their Check In CBR app on their device, they can then add COVID-19 digital certificates of guests, including children, they regularly check in with.

This can be done by the guest signing into their myGov account and authorising to send their certificate to the Check In CBR app on the device of the person they are wanting to share their certificate with.

There is no limit to the number of guests you can have on your Check In CBR app with COVID-19 digital certificates.

People will need to update their Check In CBR app to the latest version through the Apple App store or Google Play Store to take advantage of this new feature.

As vaccination data sits in the Federal Australian Immunisation Register, the process to integrate the COVID-19 digital certificate into Check In CBR app is:

  1. Have a myGov account with your Medicare connected
  2. Once logged in to myGov, select the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination quick link which will take you to your Medicare account.
  3. Select ‘View history’ under Immunisation history
  4. Select ‘Share with check in app’
  5. Select the Check In CBR and provide consent to download

Individuals not eligible for Medicare, or unable to get proof online, can find more information on the Services Australia website including other ways to show COVID-19 vaccination proof.

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