27 September 2023

Tracing App mandatory on ACT transport

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The expanded mandatory use of ACT Health’s contact-tracing app is now in effect on Canberra’s buses, light rail, taxis and rideshare and in all retail settings.

Minister for Health, Rachel Stephen-Smith said mandatory use of the Check in CBR app would ensure ACT Health contact-tracing teams had access to the best available data to quickly and effectively contact any individual who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

“Businesses and public transport providers have had two weeks to roll-out the use of the Check In CBR app,” Ms Stephen-Smith said.

“Government has worked closely with businesses and transport providers to ensure they are prepared for this mandatory requirement to come into effect,” she said.

“Across the ACT, businesses and the community have shown great co-operation in preparing for this change and a willingness to support the ACT public health measures.”

Ms Stephen-Smith said that to support the need for bus and light rail passengers to check in each time they caught public transport, Transport Canberra had installed more than 8,700 QR codes across its bus and light rail fleet.

“People must check in for each individual bus and light rail journey,” she said.

The Minister said the expanded range of retail settings included supermarkets, petrol stations, takeaway services, clothing stores and department stores, and transport services included buses, light rail, taxis, uber and other rideshare services.

Ms Stephen-Smith said people aged 16 years and older must check in on entry, regardless of how long they planned to spend in a venue.

Further information on the check-in requirements can be accessed on the Territory’s COVID-19 information website at this PS News link.

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