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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Older Queenslanders welcome COVID-19 Check In Qld app becoming mandatory | ABC News” – below is their description.
Older Queenslanders have welcomed the streamlining of COVID-19 contact tracing efforts as the state’s Check In Qld app becomes officially mandatory in hospitality businesses.
From today, any cafe, restaurant or pub could face penalties of up to six months in prison if they aren’t using the state government’s Check In Qld smartphone app to register patrons upon arrival.
The app was launched in February after contract tracers struggled to read paper sign-ins and patrons were made to check in across multiple systems, prompting Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to last month announce the app would be made mandatory.
Check In Queensland only requires patrons to enter their details once and then to scan QR codes at registered venues.
The state government said the app had been downloaded more than 2.42 million times, while more than 32,000 businesses had now registered.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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