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Check In CBR app no longer mandatory

FROM 11.59pm tomorrow night (May 13) the Check In CBR app will no longer be mandatory.

“Check In CBR” app.

Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith this afternoon announced that licensed venues, registered clubs, night clubs, strip clubs, brothels and non-ticketed events will no longer need to use the app for check-in purposes.

Automatic notifications to members of the public who have attended these settings during a covid exposure will also be ceased.

“The Territory’s COVID-19 response has evolved over recent months and contact tracing is no longer a key component,” said Ms Stephen-Smith.

Ms Stephen-Smith did however announce that high-risk facilities will soon be able to use an upgraded version of the Check In CBR app as a health screening tool which will also provide a direct link to the online form to record positive RAT results.

“The health screening tool will allow high-risk facilities such as hospitals, residential aged care facilities, disability services and correctional facilities that often have separate screening and check-in methods to use one tool to screen and automatically check-in visitors,” said Ms Stephen-Smith.

“This tool will be available for voluntary use by high-risk facilities that currently undertake health screening for staff, consumers and visitors, with data securely stored by ACT Health and deleted after 28 days, like other Check In CBR data.”

The new health screening tool will be available for use from May 20. Any organisation wishing to use this tool will need to apply for a new QR code that will automatically launch the new screening function when someone checks in using the app.

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