Doctor Digital, can you explain the contact tracing app mandate - how do I comply?
Doctor Digital Says
The Tasmanian Government has announced that specific businesses, community groups and event operators currently required to collect contact tracing information under the existing Public Health direction need to register and commence using the Check in TAS app by 1 May 2021.
All venues and events that currently use other methods to check in patrons will be required to change over to the free Check in TAS app.
There is an extensive list of organisations which will be required to use the free Check in TAS app to collect contact information about everyone who spends time at their premises or event, here is a list of the key business types:
- Restaurants, cafes and other retail food businesses and outlets, where food is sold for consumption at those premises.
- Premises where alcohol is sold for consumption at those premises, including pubs, registered and licensed clubs and hotels, other than such part of those premises lawfully operated to provide alcohol for consumption at a location other than the premises.
- A gathering, if a direction made under section 16 of the Act requires an event COVID safety plan,
in a form approved by the Director of Public Health, to be developed and implemented in respect of the gathering.
- Places of worship, religious gatherings, religious premises, and other similar premises, including premises used to perform a wedding or a funeral.
- Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, gaming or other gambling venues, dance venues, night
clubs, strip clubs, brothels and other similar premises.
- Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites and other similar premises.
- Tourist premises, venues and sites, where consideration is paid to enter such a premises, venue and site.
- Tourism activities, and services, that are provided for consideration
- Concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums and other similar premises.
- Amusement parks, arcades, play centres and other similar premises, regardless of whether the premises are an indoor space or an outdoor space, other than skate parks and playgrounds.
- Auction houses, real estate auctions and houses open for inspection, including display homes.
- Hair dressing and hair salons.
- Beauty treatment premises, including body modifications, tattoos, piercing, waxing and nail services.
- Spas and massage parlours and other similar premises.
- Swimming pools, gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, wellness centres (including yoga and barre premises) and other similar premises or venues, whether indoors or outdoors.
- Venues used for sport or fitness, saunas, bath houses and other similar premises or venues, whether indoors or outdoors.
- Premises used for personal training and other pre-arranged sporting activities.
- Zoos, wildlife centres, animal parks, petting zoos, aquariums, marine parks or similar premises.
More locations may be added over time. If you run one of these premises or events, you can register for the Check in TAS app via www.checkin.tas.gov.au. For more detail on how to download the app for patrons or business owners, check out the full Factsheet.