Dear Members,

Compulsory QR code check-in expanded in NSW

Use of the Service NSW QR code will be mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses in NSW from Monday 12 July.

From 12 July, these businesses will need to display the Service NSW QR code and take reasonable steps to ensure people entering their premises check-in using the Service NSW QR codes or digital sign-in sheet:

  • Retail businesses and supermarkets
  • Individual shops within shopping centres
  • Shopping centres will also be asked to display QR codes at entry points where practicable

Businesses can find the application form and more information here

View the media release here

The new COVID-19 support package can be viewed here

Victorian workplace QR code check-in amnesty ends 1 July

The amnesty period for Victorian workplaces to comply with the mandatory QR Code check-in requirement ends on 1 July.

Under the QR code check-in rules, Victorian workplaces must require all visitors and workers to check in using the Service Victoria QR Code app with limited exceptions.

Failure to comply with Victoria’s electronic record-keeping requirements can result in an on-the-spot fine of $1,652.

To find out more click here

Northern Territory lockdown expanded to Alice Springs

The NT Government has announced that Alice Springs will enter into a 72-hour lockdown effective from 1 pm 30 June 2021.

The Greater Darwin Area (Darwin, Palmerston, and Litchfield Council areas, and Wagait and Belyuen Shires) is currently in lockdown until 1 pm on Friday 2 July 2021.

More information on the NT lockdown is available here

To find out about the Territory Business Lockdown Payment Program, click here

Yours sincerely,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
NLNA – National Lotteries Newsagents Association
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association