COVID-19 check-in for contact tracing made easier at council facilities

Visitors to a range of council facilities can now check-in online quicker and easier to meet COVID-19 contract tracing requirements.

Posters with QR codes are now in place in facilities, ranging from libraries to Artspace Mackay, meaning people can check-in via their smart phone or tablet.

The QR code automatically selects the location and visitors provide their name, contact number and email online.

The posters also provide a website short link option for visitors to use instead of the QR code. The online form is the same, except they must select the location from a drop-down menu.

Anyone without a smart phone, or who does not wish to use the online check-in, can still check-in by providing their details to staff members.

The council facilities include: Artspace Mackay, Dudley Denny City Library, Foodspace, Gordon White Library, Greenmount Homestead, Mackay Museum, MECC, Mirani Library, Mobile Library, Pioneer Valley Museum, Sarina Library, Sarina Museum, Sarina Neighbourhood Centre, Sarina Sugar Shed, Walkerston Library, and Jubilee Community Centre.

QR codes and online check-ins are already being used successfully at other venues, such as sporting clubs, in Mackay. They help ease delays in people having to queue to provide their details.

The information provided is recorded and stored due to a Queensland Government Health Directive with regards to COVID-19 contact tracing requirements.