Australia Venues caught out in SA blitz on QR codes
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More than 100 businesses across South Australia were not complying with COVID-19 check-in requirements during a seven-day operation by police.
The blitz checked on 846 businesses between January 22 and 28 and found 732 were properly using the QR codes.
Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said although the majority of businesses were doing the right thing, it was disappointing that 114 businesses were non-compliant.
"Police have continued with an education approach to COVID restrictions as we recognise things can change quickly," he said.
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"However by now, we expect businesses to understand their requirements when it comes to ensuring people check into their businesses."
Despite the relatively high number of problem venues, police only issued four businesses with $5000 fines with another 19 given official cautions.
QR codes were introduced across South Australia some weeks ago to allow SA Health to more easily conduct contract tracing during a coronavirus outbreak.
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NSW Health has issued an urgent list of venues visited by a returned overseas traveller who has tested positive for COVID-19 after ending their 14-day quarantine period. The person, who returned a positive result for COVID-19 on their day 16 test, is from Wollongong and visited multiple cafes and retail shops whilst possibly infectious.The day 16 test is a relatively new follow-up of overseas travellers after they have been released from hotel quarantine after 14 days.NSW Health issued the list of affected venues tonight and said the person did not have any symptoms.