Wagga businesses are expecting little change after a new contact tracing rule came into force on Monday.
This week saw the introduction of mandatory electronic check-in for patrons of a variety of businesses including restaurants, pubs and cafes.
The state government is encouraging the use of its Service NSW QR code, but other QR codes and electronic forms of registering patron details are allowed.
QR codes have been touted as an ideal contact-free check in method, with many Wagga businesses using them for several months already.
Riverina Hotel licensee Joe Walsh said his pub had used a QR code for over four months with the Australian Hotels Association long encouraging the system, and his clientele was on board now.
"Initially there was a few people that didn't like the idea but now it's been the new norm," he said.
Mr Walsh said the staff were trained to assist those who were unable to scan in to register on the pub's devices, with only one entry point allowed to avoid missing anybody.
Ali King from Thirsty Crow said the brewery had been using the Service NSW QR code for months, and they were not anticipating much change with the new rules.
The brewery previously had a physical sign-in sheet for those who could not use the app, and Ms King said that option would remain available with the brewery likely to transfer the details into its online system more frequently to stay in line with the rules.
New cafe The Brew first opened under lockdown and has always had a QR code available.
Staff member Matthew Mangan said there were still patrons adjusting to the system, but the staff were always happy to work with them to make sure they were signed in.
The cafe has removed the paper sign-in sheet this week, but Mr Mangan said staff would use their own phones to help people sign in if there were no other options.
Most smartphones can scan a QR code like a barcode by simply opening up the camera and pointing it at the code, or using a free QR scanner app.
The phone will then be directed to a form where the customer can fill in their details.
Smartphone users should also download the Service NSW app, which includes a COVID Safe scanner that can be used for businesses who have opted to use the Service NSW QR code system.
The Service NSW QR code, recognisable through its branding, can only be scanned using the Service NSW app and will automatically register the customer's details and delete them after 28 days.