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June 23, 2021

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is urging businesses to continue their vigilance with displaying the NZ COVID Tracer QR code and encouraging people to use it.

All businesses and workplaces must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location, and he says the latest potential risk of community spread in Wellington highlights how important it is.

“It stands to reason that having businesses display the code and people use it, are the best ways to quickly track down and inform those most at risk, ensuring they do the right thing by everyone else in the community.”

Legally, all businesses and workplaces must display an NZ COVID Tracer QR code for each location when at Alert Level 1 or higher.

A separate poster is needed for each unique location. Each location must display their poster in a prominent place at or near the main entrance.

And while it is not compulsory for people to scan in, Mr O’Riley says he knows the vast majority of the EMA’s 7400 members are strongly encouraging customers, clients and contact to do it.

“I believe businesses are being incredibly responsible in helping to stop the risk of community spread of COVID-19, but it’s timely to remind ourselves to be extra vigilant and scan wherever possible.”

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