With the patronage guidelines from the NSW Government that requires businesses to keep a record of all visitors, the usage of sign in sheets and pens to record information has been implemented.
This is to assist with contact tracing should outbreaks of COVID-19 occur, but it does open-up the possibility for various issues, including multiple hands touching the same surfaces (pen, paper, etc.), exposing of personal information and inconvenient filing.
Some businesses have been implementing the use of secure and hands free sign ins through QR codes that make the entire process faster and easier for both businesses and visitors.
Australian Community Media (ACM) offers ACM Secure Sign In (SSI) to aid in the record keeping. There are three easy steps to SSI:
- Step One - Visitor enters premises or location and scans the supplied QR Code (via smartphone) at your designated entry point.
- Step Two - After scanning the QR Code the visitor fills out their name and phone number on a 1 page web-form and clicks Submit.
- Step Three - Customers details are sent to a predetermined email address for businesses to collate and keep on file.
Richmond Race Club CEO Richard Griffiths said that they have implemented ACM Secure Sign In for just over a week.
"We've implemented it at our three weekly race meetings, and throughout the course all week for things like deliveries, office visits, owners/trainers coming to the course," he said.
"It is easy and convenient. Having it digital and online makes it easily accessible if we need to get to it."
Gazette sales representative Scott Williams said the web-form is fully customisable to reflect a businesses brand.
"It can be created to match the look and feel of an existing website or Facebook page, add links to social media platforms, PDFs or other supporting material," he said.
"The submitted details cannot be used for marketing purposes. It is the most secure way to do the sign in, instead of touching the same surface or exposing a guest's details to other patrons.
"QR Codes can be free, however, you can have a business specific website and the reporting behind it through Secure Sign In."
If you would like to inquire about the ACM Secure Sign In contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 123 664.