Scrap Check In CBR App


The ACT Labor-Greens Government must scrap mandatory check ins using the Check In CBR app, says Shadow Health Minister Leanne Castley.

Despite the data no longer being used for contact tracing, Canberrans are still required to check in at every venue they attend or face an $8000 fine.

“The Labor-Greens Government has admitted the app no longer serves its purpose,” Ms Castley said.

“Canberrans are sensible and support necessary laws but they are rightly frustrated when government collects data that it won’t be using.

"The data is not being used for the purpose Canberrans were told it was, so it's only right to stop the mandatory check ins.

“Businesses are confused about whether they still needed to enforce check ins and some are worried that the check-in laws deterred people being out and about supporting local businesses.

“There’s been a huge reduction in the number of Canberrans using the app, but businesses are still liable for anyone who comes through their doors and doesn’t check in.

“There’s a significant compliance burden that our businesses and community doesn’t need right now.

“We need to make sure that we’re making it as easy as possible for businesses to trade and Canberrans to get out and spend in the local economy,” Ms Castley concluded.