From 1 May 2021 Tasmanians and visitors will be required to use the Check in TAS app when they visit a range of business, organisations and events. This will help to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe.
If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you on their device or staff at the premises will be able to record your contact information on their device or with pen and paper.
Each time you sign into these locations with Check in TAS, your details will be stored securely with the Tasmanian Department of Health for 28 days before being deleted.
Your details will only be accessed by Public Health if contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.
Having a strong Public Health contact tracing app like Check in TAS means when someone is confirmed as having COVID-19, we can rapidly access high-quality data about places that a person attended while they were infectious.
When contact tracing is underway in response to a COVID-19 case, there is not a moment to lose. Every minute counts. Public Health needs reliable information fast and in a consistent format that’s easy to use, so they can identify close contacts to help contain spread of the disease.
The Tasmanian Government now requires use of the free Check in TAS app to collect contact information about everyone who spends time at an applicable organisation’s premises. This is done by scanning a unique QR code when you enter a premises or event.
After you download the free Check in TAS app, you only need to enter your contact details into the app once. Each time you use the app to scan the QR code displayed at a particular location, that information is automatically sent to Tasmania’s Department of Health for contact tracing purposes only.
A QR code is like a barcode that can be read by a smartphone camera.
When you scan a Check in TAS QR code, your contact details will be securely stored by the Tasmanian Department of Health for 28 days before being deleted, and not accessed unless required for contact tracing.
From 1 May 2021, you must use the Check in TAS app when entering many Tasmanian business premises, venues, community facilities and events . This means you only need one contact tracing app on your phone that you can use right around Tasmania.
Check in TAS will help to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe and keep Tasmania open for business
The information recorded through Check in TAS is automatically stored in the right format within the Department of Health for rapid response contact tracing, if required, and automatically deleted after 28 days.
If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you or staff at the premises will be able to check you in manually.
The Department of Health Tasmania is collecting personal information through this App for contact tracing purposes. The Department of Health will not use or disclose your information for any other purpose (unless it is required by or authorised under law to do so).
The Department of Health Tasmania will collect the following information:
- Your first name, last name, phone number and/or email address
- The time and date you were there
- Details you enter about anyone who is with you
- Information about the technology you used to check in
- Information about the location you are checking into.
This app uses your device camera to scan Check in TAS QR codes which contain information about the location you are checking into.