Football Queensland (FQ) has advised all clubs in the state that they will need to transition from EVA Check-In to the Queensland Government’s Check In Qld app that will be used to collect data for contact tracing information.
In line with what’s required from the Queensland Government, clubs across the Sunshine State will need to use the Check In Qld app from Saturday May 1, 2021. Patrons who attend any hospitality venues including clubhouses will need to sign in to the venue, which is to be mandated by the aforementioned date.
As a result of the new Check In Qld app, all Queensland clubs are advised to stop using the EVA Check-In QR codes. The Check In Qld app will be the replacement for collecting contact tracing information, with all clubs asked to implement the app by the end of May, whether or not the club serves food and drink at its premises or not.
FQ will shut down the EVA Check-In QR code operation, set to be discontinued from from Monday May 31, 2021.
Clubs can register to use the Check In Qld app on the Queensland Government website. The registration process will involve a business set-up guide, including a QR code poster that is able to be printed for display purposes around the venue.
Outdoor sports in Queensland are no longer required to follow an Industry Plan following last week’s release of the Queensland Government’s COVID Safe Future Plan, but all clubs in the state should continue to maintain and enforce COVID Safe measures that help stop the spread.
Measures such as electronic collection of contact tracing information, promotion of social distancing, hand hygiene and regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and equipment would now be common practice. Any participants showing symptoms or feeling unwell cannot attend training, matches or other organised activities.
Clubs have been reminded that they still need to follow occupant density requirements (one person for every two square metres) in any indoor spaces, such as clubhouses and canteens – related to the COVID Safe Future Plan.