As of now, all hospitality venues across NSW must have a system of digital registration as per new rules imposed by the State Government.
Venues, including cafes, bars, will no longer be able to use pen and paper to sign people in.
The NSW Government says QR (quick response) codes will further protect patrons and staff from COVID-19 and replace a “walk-in” culture with a “check-in culture.”
A warning has been put out that any businesses ignoring the requirement would face serious penalties.
Businesses can download a free NSW government QR code through the Service NSW app that captures the business name, address as well as customers’ contact details.
The information is securely stored for 28 days for the sole purpose of contact tracing and can be instantly accessed by NSW Health in the event of an outbreak. After this time, it will be destroyed.
Posted at 9:19am on Wednesday the 25th of November, 2020.