Covid-19 Check In changes from today

State records another 19 coronavirus deaths and removes Check-in app for the vast majority of Queensland retail outlets, supermarkets, gyms and indoor sports venues.

From today, you won’t need to check in with the Covid-19 Check-in Qld app at shopping centres, supermarkets, service stations, gyms and indoor sports venues, or any other business or service that doesn’t require proof of vaccination. Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said this also included taxis, rideshare, retail, hairdressers and beauty salons, and real estate offices.

Checking-in and showing the green tick is still mandatory to enter a pub, club, restaurant or cafe, as well as government galleries, museums and libraries where you need to be double-vaccinated.

The scrapping of the app comes as health authorities revealed that the State had hit the peak of the Omicron wave on February 4 and despite the State announcing another 19 coronavirus deaths today.

Of the 19 fatalities, 10 were in residential aged care and 9 were unvaccinated. One had received one dose of the vaccination and eight had received two doses. Only one of the 19 however had received a booster shot. Regarding their ages; one was in their 60s, five in their 90s, nine in their 80s and four in their 90s.

Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said the total number of COVID related deaths in Queensland aged care so far is 151.

Health Minister D’Ath said the government decided to drop the check-in app immediately because the virus figures were much lower than modelling had originally indicated.

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