50m Check-in milestone reached

23 Sep 2021

Department of Health

Tasmania has registered 50 million check-ins via the Check in TAS app.

The milestone was reached yesterday at 3pm at the Anaconda Store at Cambridge Park in southern Tasmania.

Anaconda is one of more than 40,000 venues registered to use the Check in TAS QR code and helping to keep our community safe from a COVID-19 outbreak.

The app became available on 1 December 2020. Since 1 May 2021, the use of the app has been mandatory for all people aged 16 years covering at a range of Tasmanian premises, venues and events. This list was expanded on 3 September to include public transport such as Metro buses and taxis.

Check in TAS is important for contact tracing in the event of COVID cases occurring in our community.

Tasmanians are committed to keeping Tasmania COVID-free and understand that Check in TAS is a tool that will support us to identify and follow up with people if we learn they may have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.

The responsibility is on businesses, venues and patrons to support the Check in TAS arrangements. It’s important that businesses, workers and patrons continue to support each other by being COVID-safe to help keep Tasmania safe.

The Check in TAS app has recently been updated to include helpful functions such as:

  • The ability to check in even without mobile or broadband service.
  • Access to a quick check-in function enabling you to check in to frequent locations without needing to scan the QR code.
  • The use of your flashlight when scanning a QR code. This function is particularly helpful in rideshare vehicles and taxis at night.
  • The option to hide your personal details so that they can’t be seen when holding up your phone to scan a QR code.
  • The Check-in TAS app can now be used when visiting venues in the NT, ACT and Queensland.

To access these new features, visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, check for updates and download the latest Check in TAS version.

Everyone is responsible for making sure they check in at each location using the Check in TAS QR code. Penalties may apply for not checking in at a required location.