NSW commit to ditching QR code check-ins at low risk venues

Minister Victor Dominello "I admit the system isn’t the best customer experience and as the architect of this digital infrastructure, I will not hesitate to remove it when appropriate"

With nearly 95% of the eligible NSW population having received one dose of a COVID vaccine and nearly 92% fully vaccinated, NSW Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello has raised the prospect of low risk venues, such as shopping centres and cafes no longer requiring customers to check in by Christmas.

The change will be subject to COVID cases continuing to drop “We are still living in pandemic conditions and the technology continues to play an important role in assisting contact tracers,” Mr Dominello said.

“I am optimistic we can retire the use of QR codes in lower risk settings … subject to case numbers and vaccination rates.”

“I admit the system [QR code check ins] isn’t the best customer experience and as the architect of this digital infrastructure, I will not hesitate to remove it when appropriate,” Said Dominello.

QR code check-ins at higher risk venues will continue in to 2022.