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Information for the community

The Check in TAS app automatically and securely stores your contact details with the Department of Health when you visit many Tasmanian premises and events.

Information for the community

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Last Updated: 26 Jul 2021 2:24pm

Tasmanians and visitors are 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.

The free Check In TAS app is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

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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.

FAQs



The Tasmanian Government now requires use of the free Check in TAS app to collect contact information about everyone who visits a relevant location. This is done by using the Check in TAS app to scan a unique QR code when you enter a premises or event. A QR code is like a barcode that can be read by a smartphone camera.

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 open the Check in TAS app and 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.

Everyone aged 16 years and over 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.

The free, easy to use Check in TAS app is ready for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

When you open the Check in TAS app and 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.

For more information visit Check in TAS privacy policy.

If you do not have a smartphone or are unable to use one, others in your group can check in for you using the app on their device, or staff at the premises will be able to check you in – either through a device provided by the premises or by recording your details with pen and paper. Any details that are not entered into the app must be retained for contact tracing purposes by the owner or operator of the premises for 28 days.

Yes.  You need to be protected in exactly the same way as every other member of the Tasmanian public. By checking in where you work, you can be quickly identified in the event of a case of COVID-19 in the community. Workers are only required to check into their workplace once per day.

For contact tracing purposes in the event of COVID-19 in Tasmania, it is sufficient for the contact tracers to know that a person was at a location, and what time they arrived. This information is then supplemented by other contact tracing methods, e.g. interviews. As such, check out is not currently required.

Resources for the community including a Digital Ready for Daily Life guide and videos that step you through how to set up and use Check in TAS are available at Check in TAS Resources.

From 7 July the time requirement to Check in when people are at a premises for 15 minutes or longer is being removed. All patrons need to use the Check in TAS app on entry regardless of how long they will be at a premises.

With more infectious strains of the virus occurring in Australia the 15 minute guideline is no longer advised, it is important that everyone checks in on entry.