Service NSW QR Code Now Mandatory

06 Jul 2021 health

New rules are now in place that require all workplaces and retail businesses on the Central Coast to use the Service NSW QR Code check-in system.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said all visitors to a workplace or business must check-in, including customers, staff and temporary visitors like delivery drivers and maintenance workers.

“If an outbreak were to occur on the Central Coast, our contact tracers would have real-time access to the QR Code check-in system so that they can quickly contact anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19,” Mr Crouch said.

“I want to thank the countless local businesses that have voluntarily adopted this system, but making it mandatory ensures that no one can slip through the cracks.

“We know the Delta variant of COVID-19 is highly contagious and fast-spreading which is why we must do everything possible to get it under control.

“Individuals should have peace-of-mind knowing that the data held by Service NSW is stored securely, and if not required for contact tracing within 28 days, is destroyed.”

As of 12.01am on 5 July, the following workplaces and businesses are required to record all visitors using the QR Code check-in system:

  • Retail businesses and supermarkets,
  • Individual shops within shopping centres (shopping centres will also be asked to display QR Codes at entry points where practicable),
  • Gyms,
  • Offices, including call centres,
  • Manufacturing and warehousing facilities,
  • University and TAFE campuses, and
  • Schools including teachers and visitors (such as parents and contractors) but excluding students.

The Service NSW QR Code check-in system has been mandatory for hospitality businesses and hairdressers since 1 January.

“Authorities will continue visiting businesses to check compliance and can issue $5,000 on-the-spot fines, and for repeated non-compliance, businesses may be forced to shut their doors altogether,” Mr Crouch said.