- Woolworths removes QR codes from suite of stores across suite of supermarkets
- Move has sparked mixed response from shoppers with some calling it ‘unsafe’
- Comes after NSW recorded its largest daily Covid case tally of 1,742 on Thursday
- Easing of restrictions makes it optional for most retail shops to enforce QR codes
Woolworths has done away with QR codes completely following the easing of a suite of Covid restrictions across NSW.
The supermarket giant has removed the option to check-in outside the front of many of its stores, sparking a mixed response from shoppers.
While some welcomed the removal of QR codes from supermarkets other customers called the decision ‘disappointing’ and ‘unsafe’. null
The removal of contact tracing at one of the state’s biggest supermarket chains comes as NSW had its biggest ever daily Covid case tally.
The major chain has removed the option to check in outside the front of many of its stores, sparking a mixed response from shoppers
QR check-in codes are now only compulsory for hospitals, aged and disability facilities, gyms, places of worship, funerals, personal services (including brothels), small bars, clubs, pubs and indoor music festivals with more than 1000 attendees.
The easing of rules around the check-in system means the decision lands on the business to choose whether to enforce QR codes or not.
‘Very cool! Guess NSW has just completely given up contact tracing.’