Despite an slight decrease in QR code usage in Albury, residents have been praised for mostly avoiding the complacency that has crept into neighbouring areas.
Daily QR code check-ins in the Albury local government area have fallen 13 per cent since the peak in February.
But nearby in Greater Hume daily check-ins have dropped 50 per cent since peaking in March, in Wagga QR code usage has dropped 47 per cent since its highest point in February and in Federation it has dropped 45 per cent.
On average there were 9215 check-ins a day in the Albury local government area through the Service NSW QR app in the first 17 days of May.
Daily check-ins were at their highest in the city in February where there was an average of 10,683 a day.
In Wagga, daily QR code usage through Service NSW peaked in February, when the city averaged 10,399 daily check-ins.
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Since then, check-ins have nosedived.
In the first week of May, which included Wagga Gold Cup where check-ins were mandatory, there was an average of just 5434 daily check-ins in the city.
Overall in NSW, daily check-ins dropped 25 per cent.
Business NSW regional manager for Murray-Riverina Anthony McFarlane said it was promising that Albury had not experienced the same significant decrease in QR code check-ins that plagued nearby municipalities.
"It's a pretty solid number given neighbouring results," he said.
"I also have to ask the question of whether it reflects a slight drop in foot traffic as well.
"It's a pretty strong result in the current circumstances given it's a quieter month."
Mr McFarlane said it was a great opportunity for businesses and residents to reflect on their QR code usage and consider if they were becoming complacent.
"Although we've had a great run of no COVID cases, we still need be vigilant in making sure we are following the public health guidelines and making sure don't let complacency slip in," he said.
"It would be a real pity if the runs we have one the board were taken away overnight because of a lack of compliance.
"Businesses need to remain vigilant and not drop the ball; to a degree their destiny in their own hands."
Service NSW QR code check-ins are designed to help contact tracers track and uncover people who have been potentially exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.
Businesses in industries where check-ins use is mandatory risk on-the-spot fines of up to $55,000 for not complying with public health orders.
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