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The Australian state of Victoria recently announced some new rules around the use of its contact tracing QR code service.
From 27 March 2021, all organizations are required to use the QR code service to log everyone coming on-site. So what does this mean for your business, and your WhosOnLocation subscription?
The Australian government is encouraging the use of QR code posters to help with contact tracing. Businesses should ask visitors and employees to scan the QR code using their smartphones to record a visit.
When a case of COVID-19 is reported, the government can use this data to understand how the outbreak started. Officials also use the data to reach out to any close contacts to stop the spread.
All organizations* in the state of Victoria are required to display QR code posters from 27 March 2021. Businesses should encourage everyone on-site to register their visit with the QR code service.
*We recommend you seek your own legal advice.
Unfortunately, the new rules require organizations to use the government service, or an integrated third-party platform, for contact tracing. Reporting using your WhosOnLocation or other visitor management system won’t be accepted.
No. According to the government website, there is currently only one platform that has plans to integrate with the QR code service. However, this platform is designed for contact tracing only and isn’t a full-service people presence system.
For example, there is no functionality for visitor arrival notifications or pre-registering visitors. It also won’t support employee and contractor inductions, insurances or access control.
You will need to continue using your preferred people presence management system alongside the QR code service to maintain your current processes.
Although we don’t currently have plans to integrate with the QR code service, you can still use the QR code service alongside WhosOnLocation.
The QR code service is intended for government-mandated contact tracing only. This is to help officials easily track and contain an outbreak from a single system.
With WhosOnLocation, you can keep the employees, contractors, and visitors entering your facility safe in a number of additional ways.
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