QR code systems being introduced in Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court buildings


As restrictions on public gatherings and businesses ease around Australia, state and territory jurisdictions have issued directions requiring businesses to maintain contact registers to enable health authorities to quickly identify and contact persons that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court recognise the importance of contract tracing and early identification in the event of a COVID-19 exposure and the critical need to support all tracing processes.

To this end, a QR Code system and manual registers are being introduced as a means of registering public attendance in Court buildings. The registration and use of QR Codes are voluntary.

The QR Code systems chosen by the Courts are those operated by the state and territory governments to ensure privacy concerns are addressed and will be used in every state and territory except Queensland which does not currently operate a government managed QR Code system.

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