Almost 4 million check-ins have been recorded six months on since The Territory Check In app was launched.
The app was introduced in November 2020, to add an extra layer of protection to the Territory as border restrictions eased across the country.
The month of May saw the highest number of check-ins on record, with Territorians and visitors scanning into venues more than 856,000 times.
The month of April followed, with over 676,000 check-ins. January was the third-highest month, with 637,000 check-ins.
Half a year on, it’s still just as important for Territorians and visitors to be checking in, to ensure contact tracing can be carried out quickly and effectively, in the event it is needed.
Since Monday 30 November more than:
- 3.96 million check-ins have been recorded across the NT
- 3,900 venues have implemented their unique QR code
The system has been designed so that users only need to provide their details once, before they are able to scan countless QR codes to enter participating premises across the Territory.
Territorians are also able to check in friends and family that are with them who may not have their own smartphone device.
The Territory Check In app provides a contactless, secure and easy way for customers and visitors to sign in to businesses with information stored directly by NT Health for 28 days before it is deleted. Information will only be accessed to assist with contact tracing if required.
In addition to the app, businesses are being reminded that they are required to review their COVID-19 Safety Plan every six months to ensure it still complies with CHO directions.
Businesses need to review their plan and submit any changes by visiting: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/business-and-work/business.
For more information about the The Territory Check In app, please visit: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/check-in-app.
Quotes from Health Minister, Natasha Fyles:
“I thank businesses and the community for adapting so well to the evolving environment – they are all playing their part in ensuring the community remains safe.
“Similar systems interstate have aided in important contact tracing, and this is why early information is so important.
“Our hospitality and tourism sectors and seeing an influx of welcome visitors this dry season, and we have implemented measures like The Territory Check In to ensure that Territorians stay in jobs and continue trading.
“Businesses are reminded to display their QR codes in accessible locations for patrons, and we thank them for their ongoing support.”