Recording patron details to support contract tracing is now mandatory for a wide range of Tasmanian venues and events.
If you run an event or business where people are spending more than 15 minutes in close proximity to each other, you are likely to be legally obliged to collect patron details.
The name, phone number and date and time of entry must be recorded for individuals or a representative of a group.
These contact details will help Public Health rapidly identify possible contacts if a person at the venue later tests positive to COVID-19. The details may also help identify the source of a person’s infection.
These venues are required to record patron details:
- Restaurants, cafes and other retail food businesses and outlets, where food is sold for consumption on site.
- Premises where alcohol is sold for consumption on site, including pubs, registered and licensed clubs and hotels
- Places of worship, religious gatherings and premises, including those used for weddings or funerals
- Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, gaming and gambling venues, dance venues, night clubs, strip clubs, brothels
- Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites
- Tourist premises/venues/ sites and activities and services with paid entry/participation
- Concert venues, theatres, arenas, auditoriums, stadiums
- Amusement parks, arcades, play centres (indoor and outdoor)
- Auction houses, real estate auctions and open homes, including display homes
- Hair dressing and hair salons
- Beauty treatment premises, including body modifications, tattoos, piercing, waxing and nail services
- Spas, massage parlours, saunas, bath houses
- Swimming pools, gymnasiums, health clubs, fitness centres, wellness centres (including yoga and barre premises) (indoor and outdoor)
- Sport and fitness venues, including those used for personal training and pre-arranged activities (indoor and outdoor)
- Zoos, wildlife centres, animal parks, petting zoos, aquariums, marine parks
- Events or gatherings enabled under the Events Framework that are required to have an event COVID Safety Plan, in a form approved by the Director of Public Health
For guidance on how to meet those obligations please read this fact sheet which provides detail on what you need to record, how to store it, how to collect it, and what the information will be used for.
Below we will outline the Tasmanian Government Check In TAS app solution. You can continue to use your own method of collecting details, but please remember that it is important that these are collected in a way that protects them from viewing by other patrons. Your patrons privacy is your responsibility. This could include placing completed paper slips into an enclosed container.
If you don't think the Check in TAS app is suitable for you, we have designed this page with the help of Digital Ready, to offer some other digital options for your business, including case studies to show you how some other businesses have done it.
New Tasmanian Government Check in TAS app
Information for businesses, venues and facilities
Register your business to use the Check In Tas App
QR codes for businesses
How your customers will use the Check In Tas App
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- the management, detection, notification, treatment or prevention of the spread of COVID-19
- managing a threat to public health, or a likely threat to public health, as a result of the COVID-19
- ensuring compliance with, and enforcing, the Public Health Act 1997