Covid-19 Australia: QR code check-ins to be ditched in cafes and shopping centres in NSW


QR code check in to be ditched for cafes and shopping centres by Christmas if Covid cases keep falling and close contacts will no longer need to isolate

  • QR code check-ins to be ditched by shops and cafes before end of year in NSW
  • High-risk venues like gyms and pubs will continue to use online check-ins 










QR code check-ins could be ditched by shopping centres and cafes before Christmas if Covid-19 cases continue to fall in NSW.

Low risk venues will be the first to scrap the mandatory check-ins and replace them with voluntary sign-ins.

High-risk zones such as gyms, weddings and pubs will continue to use the QR codes until well into next year.

QR code check-ins could be ditched by shopping centres and cafes before Christmas if Covid-19 cases continue to fall in NSW

QR code check-ins could be ditched by shopping centres and cafes before Christmas if Covid-19 cases continue to fall in NSW

Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said he was happy to eventually phase out the online check-ins. 

‘We are still living in pandemic conditions and the technology continues to play an important role in assisting contact tracers,’ he said. 

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

Covid-19 cases have continued to dwindle across the state with only 262 reported on Thursday. 

Vaccination rates remain strong with 94.3 per cent of residents receiving one dose and 91.3 per cent receiving two. 

More to come 

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