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Chronicle Counsel: Check-in Card now available

Central Coast residents who cannot check-in using smartphone-operated QR Codes are being encouraged to register to receive a personalised “check-in card”.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new cards would make it easier for everyone to be COVID-safe, especially those who don’t own a smartphone or struggle with technology.

“Even using a pen and paper to manually check-in at each shop or venue is a potential COVID-19 risk,” Mr Crouch said.

“The check-in card can be scanned by businesses as a faster and safer way of completing the business webform.

“Manual check-in options must still be provided at all shops and venues, but this is an extra option to ensure that 100 per cent of our community can be COVID-safe when visiting supermarkets and other essential retail businesses.

“Anyone who needs a check-in card will be able to register with Service NSW from Friday, 13 August.”

Mr Crouch said the Service NSW app undergoes regular updates to make it even more user-friendly.

“New features to be added include allowing users to review their check-out history and add check-out times, as well as making it easier to sign-in to the app while wearing a mask,” Mr Crouch said.

“As a member of the NSW Government’s Digital Advisory Committee, it’s fantastic to see how using technology to combat COVID-19 is taking the pressure off our contact tracers by allowing them to spend less time on administration and more time on case interviews with people that have tested positive.”

From Friday, check-in cards will be available via the Service NSW website or by calling 13 77 88. Check-in cards will be provided to customers via mail or digital download.

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