Mandated use of Check in TAS for contact tracing

Sarah Courtney,Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events

Tasmanians have done an amazing job of keeping on top of COVID-19, and it’s critical that we do not become complacent, despite the rollout of vaccines.

As more contagious strains of the virus emerge – at the same time as people in Tasmania are moving and mixing much more freely – we must remain vigilant and ensure that we are ready to rapidly identify all contacts should a new case or outbreak emerge.

We all have a part to play in keeping Tasmania safe, from government, industry, business and community groups, through to every individual person in Tasmania.

The Director of Public Health has determined that, from 1 May 2021, the free Check in TAS app will be the only system used for collecting contact tracing information in Tasmania.

This means that the specific businesses, community groups and event operators currently required to collect contact tracing information under the existing Public Health direction – who haven’t already registered for Check in TAS – need to register and then ensure their patrons can easily use the Check in TAS QR code at their premises, ahead of the 1 May deadline for compliance.

This includes hospitality businesses, as well as places of worship, cinemas, galleries, tourist premises, concert venues, amusement parks, auction houses, hair dresses, beauty treatment premises, spas, swimming pools and others.

I ask every Tasmanian to download the Check in TAS app to your mobile phone so you are ready to use it to check in at the many thousands of locations in our State that will be displaying Check in TAS QR codes.

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