26 September 2023

Downloads up for ‘Check in Qld’ app

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Nearly two million Queenslanders have downloaded the Check in Qld app since it was introduced in February, making it a crucial front-line tool for containing any future COVID-19 outbreaks.

According to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, more than 22,390 businesses had also embraced the app, going firmly behind its effort to keep Queenslanders safe.

“It has already proven a game changer,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Queensland Health contact tracers used it to immediately identify any close or casual contacts during the recent COVID-19 clusters.”

She reminded Queensland businesses that from 1 May it will be compulsory for all involved in the hospitality sector to be using the app.

She said that while responses had been great, those hospitality businesses that haven’t already signed up should do so now.

“The more general businesses participating, the better off all Queenslanders will be, and we can be even more confident in Queensland Health’s access to information to do contact tracing,” the Premier said.

“Immediately after announcing last month that the Check in Qld app would be mandatory for hospitality businesses more than 1,000 businesses a day began signing up and we expect the momentum to continue through to the 1 May deadline.”

Minister for the Digital Economy, Leeanne Enoch said it was great to see such strong support for the app from Queenslanders and the business community. It was still the number one free app in Australia on both Google and Apple.

“One of the best features of the app is that you need only to enter your details once and the app remembers them for future check-ins, including details of any dependents,” Ms Enoch said.

“It is also easy for businesses to use. Once they are set up, businesses don’t need to do anything other than check that their customers are logged in.”

She said for customers who did not have a smartphone or were unable to use the app, the Check In Qld app allowed for the business to use their own app to enter customers’ details.

The free ‘Check In Qld’ app can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App stores.

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