‘One Stop Shop’ Vaccine Passport and Check In App for Australian State NSW

By Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson
Caden Pearson is a reporter based in Australia, with a background in screenwriting and documentary. Contact him at caden.pearson@epochtimes.com.au
September 7, 2021 Updated: September 7, 2021

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is developing a “one-stop-shop” app for residents to use as a type of vaccine passport when checking in to venues with QR codes.

The new app will be piloted in early October, making it easier to deny entry to unvaccinated people, and making it more “seamless” for fully vaccinated people to show proof and check-in.

“Technically, a lot of venues won’t let you check-in, because you won’t be vaccinated,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklean told reporters on Tuesday. “So this product means that when you put your QR code on a cafe or restaurant, it will say you’re vaccinated, and you’ll be allowed into the venue.”

The premier said the whole point was “having a one-stop-shop on your phone” for both checking in when visiting a location or venue and showing proof of immunisation, which she said makes it easier for businesses and for the government’s contact tracers.

The NSW government’s app will play a major role in life for the state’s residents once implemented.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian looks on during a COVID-19 update and press conference in Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 27, 2021. (Lisa Maree Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

From Monday, fully vaccinated residents in NSW will be granted some additional freedoms, such as one extra hour of outdoor exercises.

Until the new app is ready, people will need to use the federal government’s Medicare app to show proof of being immunised against COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

“I just want to make this point very clear: if people want to enjoy the things that we’ve missed, such as a meal or any … venue, they’re going to have to be vaccinated,” the premier said.

Australians can access their immunisation history statement online, which shows all vaccinations they have received, which are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.

People can access this through the Express Plus Medicare app or the Medicare online account through the myGov website.

Another way to access this information is with the COVID-19 digital certificate, which only shows a person’s COVID-19 vaccinations.

This can also be accessed via the Express Plus Medicare app and the Medicare online platform via myGov.

Those who can’t get online proof of their vaccinations, or for those who don’t have a Medicare card, can call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 and ask for their statement to be posted to them.

Caden Pearson is a reporter based in Australia, with a background in screenwriting and documentary. Contact him at caden.pearson@epochtimes.com.au