The below is provided via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions:

Today, Friday, 30 April 2021, is the deadline for businesses in selected industries to sign up to either the free Victorian Government QR Code Service or another API compatible digital record keeping service.

The Victorian Government QR Code Service or an API compatible digital record keeping service is mandatory in most customer facing industries, to help with COVID-19 contact tracing. The list of the sectors can be found at coronavirus.vic.gov.au. The list of API compatible services can be found at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/visitation-api-connected-third-parties.

If you already use the free Victorian Government QR Code Service for your record-keeping, you don’t need to do anything. This QR code system already integrates with the Department of Health’s contact tracing system.

If you need to change providers because your current provider is not connected to the Victorian Government Visitation API, the Victorian Government QR Code Service is easy to use and is free for all Victorian businesses and organisations.

By using the Victorian Government QR Code Service, both you and your customers can be sure your data is secure. Data is deleted after 28 days.

Please make sure that visitors check-in with a QR Code. Checking-in allows contact tracers to quickly get the information they need to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.

Calls will continue to be made to remind businesses to use a QR code service that is connected to the Department of Health’s contact tracing system, by Friday, 30 April.

All businesses must have an active, up to date COVIDSafe Plan. Download and display the signage available to remind people of the need to check in and other safety measures.

Remember, if you or your workers have even mild COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested. Every test helps keep Victorians safe.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au for more information or call Business Victoria on 13 22 15.