The NSW government has decided to implement a new COVID safety rule after encountering situations where venues were flouting the current restrictions. From November 23, all hospitality venues in NSW will be required to move to a new mandatory QR code check in system.

“There is no reason why within the next three weeks that all businesses shouldn’t have QR codes,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

It comes as contact tracers are still struggling to track down the close contacts who dined at Jasmin’s Lebanese Restaurant in Liverpool after the venue didn’t follow the rules by taking down every customer’s details.

Importantly, a venue can choose its own QR code system and Register.Me is an integrated COVIDSafe and compliant sign in system new to the market. Users have the option of scanning a QR code or sending a simple message avoiding the issues with QR scanning on some smart devices.  No internet connection is required for the system to operate for the individual registering.

Many venues are finding customers are unhappy about leaving their mobile numbers where there is potential for future marketing spam and for those mobile numbers and email addresses to be harvested for sensitive information in future.  People are reluctant to provide and store their email address and mobile number on a cloud-based system where they cannot verify that this data is securely stored. All data for the Register.Me system is locally stored onsite.

It utilises two-factor authentication to confirm that details provided by members and guests signing in are correct at the date and time of sign in. The advantage to Register.Me is that people cannot leave an invalid mobile phone number when registering as the system returns a unique ID back to the phone. To enter the guest must present this unique code on entry. No more Daffy Ducks and Spidermans!


  • Register.Me is great for pubs and golf clubs where drivers licence based sign in systems are not used. Basic QR code website scanning systems cannot distinguish an authentic mobile number and put the venue at risk of fines for COVIDSafe breaches.
  • For clubs with a sign-in system, Register.Me will integrate seamlessly and confirm that details in your system are correct.

Reports are auto emailed, and an SMS notification can be easily sent to everyone that was onsite on a particular day direct from the software. The venue has a live display screen showing the unique ID and the mobile number registered for each guest.


Members and guests simply use the camera on their phone to activate the QR code and enter their name, and optional email address, to safely and securely gain entry into the venue.


If you would like more information on Register.Me call:

Jason Drew

Secom/Sint – Phone:  1300 781 224