Tasmanians are being told to check-in at businesses or face hefty fines, with a three-day operation to crack down on rule-breakers.
Tasmania Police has joined with environmental health officers, transport inspectors, and WorkSafe inspectors for a blitz to raise awareness of the requirement for customers to check-in at shops, cafes, taxis and other venues.
Under Section 16 of the Public Health Act, businesses are required to register for Check In TAS and provide access to a QR code. Anyone 16-years and older is required to check-in.
Tasmania Police assistant commissioner Jonathan Higgins said the community had been given time to adapt to the check-in requirements.
"The days of action are about actively monitoring compliance and increasing awareness that this is not a choice and people must check-in," he said.
"Anyone who fails to check-in, and then refuses to do so upon request, will face a fine."
The fine for not checking in is $778.50.
Department of Health secretary and State Health commander Kathrine Morgan-Wicks said the responsibility was on both patrons and businesses to check-in.
"Most Tasmanians are committed to keeping Tasmania COVID free, and understand that Check In TAS is a tool that will support us to identify and follow up with people if we learn they may have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19," she said.
The three-day blitz will be held in Hobart on August 26, Launceston on August 27, and Burnie on August 30.
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