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A Guide to Using COVID Safe Check-In

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by Audrey (subscribe)
I am a writer living in Adelaide. I love food and travel.
Published November 30th 2020
Part of the new 'normal'


From Tuesday the 1st of December 2020, the community of South Australia is urged to ensure that their name and mobile phone number are being captured by COVID SAfe Check-In when entering a business or venue. The South Australian Government has introduced this new feature to enhance contact tracing and enable SA Health to contact you quickly if you've possibly been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

COVID SAfe Check-In is available in the mySA GOV app, which can be downloaded on your iPhone or Android device for free. Once downloaded, just select the COVID SAfe Check-In tile from the homepage of the app and scan the unique QR code of the business or venue to check in as you enter.

There are no requirements to sign up for or log in to a mySA GOV account in order to use COVID SAfe Check-In, and neither a driver's licence nor vehicle registration details need to be provided. However, upon first use, you will be asked to verify your mobile phone number by entering a unique code sent to you via a text message. For those without a compatible smartphone, you can provide your details using a paper record. Entry may be refused if you choose not to do so.

COVID SAfe Check-In does not replace the federal government's COVIDSafe app, and children accompanied by parents or guardians are not required to check in. More information about security, compliance and technical support can be found on the SA Health website.
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Why? Part of the new 'normal'
When: Anytime
Where: As you enter businesses and venues
Cost: Free
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