Facilities  |  12 Aug 2020

People visiting all Christchurch City Council facilities from noon today will be required to sign in using the national COVID Tracer app and scanning the QR code.

For those people who do not have a smartphone, a sign-in register will be available on entry.

While the Council’s public facilities will remain open under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, people must maintain physical distancing.

This follows a decision by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in response to cases of community transmission in Auckland. Auckland will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 from noon today.

Council Incident Management Team Leader Mary Richardson says all visitors must provide their contact details via the COVID Tracer app or a sign-in register on entry to Council facilities.

“We will have QR codes at all the entry points,” she says.

“If you have not already done so, please download the Tracer app from the Ministry of Health website. It helps ensure your safety and protect those in your wider community.”

Ms Richardson says even if the region moves back to Level 1, the Council will still strongly encourage people to use the Tracer app.

“It is important that we work together as a team and follow guidelines and instructions in order to hold on to our hard-won gains,” she says.