Visitors to court buildings to record their attendance using QR codes
Following the latest directions from the Chief Health Officer, the Magistrates' Court of Victoria must keep records of all people who enter court buildings for longer than 15 minutes.
Anyone who must physically attend court will be required to record their details via a QR code system.
There will be posters with QR codes at entry points to the Court, and anyone who enters must scan the code with their smartphone, which will direct them to a website where they can provide their name, contact phone number, and answer the question 'Are you feeling well?'.
Once collected, the information will be securely stored along with the time and location of their check-in.
For any visitors who do not have a smartphone, the Court Security Officers will assist in recording your details.
The Court Security Officers can refuse entry to anyone who declines to record their details.
For regular visitors, you may bookmark the Magistrates' Court QR code’s corresponding URL to use every time you visit the Court instead of having to scan the code again. However, please note this code is specific to the Magistrates' Court, so you cannot use the same URL to check-in at other courts and tribunals.
The health and safety of judicial officers, staff and court users is of the highest priority. We will continue to closely follow public health advice, and thank all those coming into our courts and tribunal for their patience and understanding as we work together to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).