While contact tracing apps are one way to keep people COVID-safe before they sink beers at the pub, they're also being used as a safety measure before people sink three-pointers.
Indoor sports venues are among the growing number of locations signing up for ACT Health's Check In CBR app.
Basketball ACT has become one of the more than 900 venues in Canberra that have signed up for the contact-tracing app, using it at its stadium in Belconnen to keep track of who comes in to play.
Since the check-in app launched in September, it has been downloaded by users more than 25,000 times.
ACT Health director Katrina Keep said the number of venues signing up to the service, as well as downloads, had steadily increased.
"For venues, it's about taking the administrative burden away and so they don't need to maintain lists of contact tracing details themselves," Ms Keep said.
"Some businesses did their own QR codes early and jumped the gun and looked for their own electronic solution before the app."
Contact tracing details are kept on the app by ACT Health for 28 days and then deleted if they are not used
Basketball ACT chief executive David Simpson said use of the app had become mandatory for people visiting the Belconnen stadium to play socially or for competition, along with spectators.
"I think for indoor sports facilities it makes it easier to track, and there's a benefit for other sports to pick it up and use it wherever possible," Mr Simpson said. "We had started with paper-based contact tracing measures and we have a pretty big flow of numbers coming through the door on competition days, and the app has sped up the process."
Use of the app by venues has not been deemed compulsory by ACT Health, with some electing to use their own QR code systems.
ACT chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman said while places such as restaurants, bars and cafes had been the most obvious venues to take up the use of the app, other locations such as sporting venues or places of worship had expressed concern of the need to have contact tracing measures in place.
While Canberra had gone more than 100 days since its last recorded case of coronavirus, Dr Coleman warned of growing complacency as testing numbers continue to fall.
"We're working on how to adapt messaging and the approach to different population groups and to remind people that testing is important," Dr Coleman said.
"We don't know when and where the next case will occur, and these kinds of things are important."
As of Wednesday, there were 260 people who were in hotel quarantine or were quarantining in their homes, after coming to the ACT from Victoria or returning from overseas.
Dr Coleman said it was not known how many New Zealanders may be in the capital after the introduction of a one-way travel bubble last week, but said an open border arrangement was in place between NSW - where the trans-Tasman flights arrive - and the ACT.
"Because there is an open border, people are free to come across into the ACT," she said. "The AHPPC as assessed New Zealand as a low [virus] risk, but it would never be a zero risk, and the messaging we provide to them at the airport is they have a responsibility to everyone else."