Following the community transmission that led to the 3-day lockdown in Greater Brisbane, it was announced yesterday that the Check In Qld app will be mandated for most hospitality businesses across Queensland from 1 May to assist with contact tracing efforts.

We encourage all retailers to register to use the app well ahead of the 1 May deadline. Hospitality businesses can complete registration by following the steps via the Check In Qld app webpage.

Each Check In Qld QR code is assigned to a physical address, so businesses with multiple locations will require a separate registration and QR code for each location.

Data collected via Check In Qld is stored securely for 56 days and is only accessed for contact tracing purposes.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that mandating Check In Qld for Queensland pubs, restaurants and cafes would allow contact tracers to more readily access information at a critical time for the State’s public health response.

“Alongside testing, contact tracing is our most valuable tool to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” the Premier said.

“Over the past 12 months, we have relied on our team of contact tracers to quickly identify and assist anyone who may have been exposed to the virus.

“So it is absolutely essential that our contact tracers have access to relevant, legible and timely information, to do the important work to keep all Queenslanders safe.

“That’s why, from Saturday 1 May 2021, we’re making Check In Qld mandatory for most hospitality businesses in Queensland.

“We’re also asking all Queenslanders with a smartphone to download the free Check In Qld app at the Google Play or Apple App Stores, and enter their details once for all future check-ins at participating businesses.”

For more information and to register for Check In Qld, visit here.

To read the full joint statement, click here.

For customers needing to download Check In Qld app, visit either the Google Play or Apple App stores.