COVID-19 DIGITAL CERTIFICATE PILOT PROGRAM STARTS IN REGIONAL NSW

Regional New South Wales patrons will be the first to trial the state government’s new COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate on the Service NSW app.

The pilot program will be rolled our across Tamworth, Port Macquarie, Lismore and Wagga Wagga from Monday.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the program will focus on staff and visitors at a number of clubs and aged-care facilities, as well as selected taxi companies.

“Up to 500 customers, to be selected by the businesses involved, will participate,” Mr Toole said.

“Customers will have the convenience of checking in to a venue and showing proof of vaccination status on the one app… helping to make life easier for our communities in the roadmap out of COVID.”

The Service NSW app will include a number of security measures to help compliance officers and businesses check a customer’s vaccination status, including a NSW Waratah logo hologram and rotating QR codes, similar to the Digital Driver Licence.

To integrate a COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate with the Service NSW app, customers will need to have a Federal MyGov account with Medicare linked and the Express Plus Medicare app.

Minister for Digital and Customer Service, Victor Dominello says integrating the vaccine certificate onto the Service NSW app will be optional.

“Customers can also use the Express Plus Medicare app, the digital wallet on their phone or a paper certificate from Services Australia to prove their vaccination status,” Mr Dominello said.

To integrate a COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate with the Service NSW app, customers will need to have a Federal MyGov account with Medicare linked and the Express Plus Medicare app.