QR codes are being installed in all Queensland courthouse buildings to assist any COVID-19 contact tracing.
While it will not be mandatory for people using court-related services to sign-in with the Check In Qld app, it will be required for people accessing non-court services – such as the Women’s Legal Service or applying for a birth certificate – within court buildings.
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General says that all court users are encouraged to use the codes as soon as they are available, however those people using court services who decline will still be permitted entry. If visitors are unable to use the Check In Qld app, registries can use the business mode of the app to enter contact details on their behalf.
The introduction of individual QR codes to court buildings follows the announcement on Sunday 27 June by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that mandatory use of the Check In Qld App would expand to cover a range of additional business sectors across the state from 1am Friday 9 July. This includes public-facing government services, such as customer service counters in government buildings, but not courts.