Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, and Lismore customers will be the first to display their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate on the Service NSW app, under a pilot trial of the technology.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the regional pilot starting Monday, October 11 would focus on staff and visitors at a number of clubs and aged-care facilities, as well as selected taxi companies.
“Up to 500 customers, to be selected by the businesses involved, will participate in the pilot across Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Lismore,” Mr Toole said.
“Customers will have the convenience of checking in to a venue and showing proof of vaccination status on the one app. This is NSW leading the way with a pilot in the regions and helping to make life easier for our communities in the roadmap out of COVID.”
While it is currently possible to display your vaccination certificate, given there were over 6 million people using the ServiceNSW app, this is a smart extra service for the people of NSW.
The ServiceNSW app will include a number of security measures to help compliance officers and businesses with checking and validating a customer’s vaccination status, including a NSW Waratah logo hologram and rotating QR codes, similar to the Digital Driver Licence.
To integrate a COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate with the ServiceNSW app, customers will need to have a Federal MyGov account with Medicare linked and the Express Plus Medicare app. Customers without a smartphone should contact Services Australia for a non-digital option.
For more information, please visit nsw.gov.au