Dubbo hospitality businesses are trialing the use of the Service NSW app for "COVID tracing".
NSW Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello has announced the launch of the trial which will also include NSW venues owned by hospitality group Merivale.
The Service NSW app now includes a QR code to allow customers to check in at hospitality venues, ensuring contact tracers can quickly access customer details and "keep people safe".
"This automatically captures the date, time and location, and securely stores them on a Service NSW database for 28 days for the sole purpose of COVID tracing in the event of an outbreak," the minister said.
"The purpose of the trial in Dubbo is to test and refine the technology in a live environment to ensure it delivers the best experience for customers and businesses while also aiding the vital work of our NSW Health contact tracing team."
The trial will help inform a statewide rollout of the check-in technology. About 1.7 million NSW residents have the Service NSW app on their mobile phone.