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New contact tracing app Check-in CBR to assist ACT venues

New contract tracing app Check-in CBR has been developed by ACT Health and will assist venues to meet their contract tracing obligations, the ACT Government has announced today.

The app, Check-In CBR, will provide businesses with a “convenient and secure” way to capture customers’ contact details, according to ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith.

Free to use, the Check-in CBR contact tracing app will allow customers to check-in and provide their details for by scanning a QR code or entering a six-digit code on arrival to the venue. The information will be automatically be sent to ACT Health for use by contact tracers if required to identify anyone that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

“Canberra’s local businesses have been co-operating really well with ACT Health, putting in place their COVID safety plans and doing what they can to protect the health and safety of their staff and customers. Most businesses have had to change the way they operate, and we know this has caused additional stress and administrative burden,” she said.

“This will help businesses to comply with the COVID-19 Public Health Direction, particularly smaller businesses and organisations who are not able to invest in this type of technology.”

The announcement comes after some members of the public have expressed concerns about having their contact details ‘on display’ in restaurants and venues around the city. Ms Stephen-Smith said the app had been designed with privacy and security “front and centre”. The data will be stored for 28 days and can only be accessed by ACT Health should the need for contact tracing arise.

The Check-in CBR app is available to download now from the App Store and will be available in the coming days for Android phones via the Google Play Store.

For more information or to register as a venue to use the Check-in CBR app, visit the ACT Government’s COVID-19 website.

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