Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce backs COVID-19 contact tracing service Safe Visit for businesses

HELPING HAND: The hospitality industry is among those hit hard by COVID-19.
HELPING HAND: The hospitality industry is among those hit hard by COVID-19.

THE Redlands commerce chamber is one of many across Queensland coming together to sponsor a free digital contact tracing service, set to help local businesses comply with COVID-19 regulations.

The service, called Safe Visit, gives businesses a unique QR code which can be printed out and displayed. Customers then scan the QR code to complete their contact tracing.

Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce president Rebecca Young said the service would reduce staff workloads and ensure businesses were complying with regulations.

"(Feedback from businesses is) keeping patrons' details private, the actual collection and storage of details adds to their teams' workloads," she said.

"COVID regulations are necessary for the community's safety, businesses understand the necessity and want to comply so that they continue to stay open, the Safe Visit App allows them to comply with ease."

Safe Visit is an extension of the Local As Queensland initiative, which brought together commerce chambers across the state to boost local tourism.

The Local As Queensland website showcases tasters of each region with a click through to each respective chamber.

Ms Young said the Redlands chamber had supported the initiative to help struggling tourism and hospitality businesses.

"We understand that so many businesses in this sector are severely impacted by COVID shutdowns and subsequent COVID restrictions," she said.

"Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce is committed to supporting all industry sectors during COVID and will continue to deliver opportunities to businesses to conduct business as (easily) as possible during this time."

Safe Visit is available for download at safevisit.com.au/signup.