Dubbo residents will become the first in the state to have the chance to use the Service NSW app to check in to venues across the city, as part of a NSW Nationals in the state government trial.

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the retooled Service NSW app was designed to make the check-in experience more seamless and consistent for customers and businesses

“Digital record-keeping is a no brainer – it’s safer, saves time and helps officials for contact tracing purposes,” Mr Saunders said.

“The great news is that every registered COVID Safe business will be issued a unique QR code free of charge which customers can scan using their Service NSW app. It will also be used for customer and staff check-ins at in over 100 Service NSW Centres across the state.

“This automatically captures the date, time and location, and securely stores them on a Service NSW database for 28 days for the sole purpose of COVID tracing in the event of an outbreak.

“The purpose of the trial in Dubbo is to test in the check-in solution in a live environment and to make refinements based on feedback from customers, businesses and our NSW Health contact tracing team.

“I thank all the local businesses in ‘Digital Dubbo’ for their involvement in the trial.”

The trial will help inform a state wide rollout of the check-in technology.

Further information on Service NSW is available at www.service.nsw.gov.au.