A local baby boomer says he has a “new lease on life” after successfully checking in to his local bar.

“I’ve tried several times checking-in to various venues using the QR code thing, but I’ve never been able to work it out, until today!” says Trevor Henley.

The 72 year old Sydney grandfather says he generally feels overwhelmed by smartphones and completely baffled by QR code check-ins.

“I only just upgraded my old Nokia 3310 to a smartphone,” he says. “I don’t even know how to download an app let alone check-in to a venue.”

He says dealing with Coronavirus has been a particularly “isolating” experience.

“I haven’t been able to get into a bar or restaurant since they started asking people to check-in,” he says.

“Dealing with a pandemic is hard enough, but when I can’t even meet my mates for a beer or a meal, it’s particularly difficult.”

But all that has now changed after a staff member at his local bar took the time to walk him through the check-in process today.

“How good!,” he says. “Once you work out that you have to open the camera on your phone and then do the scan, it’s actually pretty simple.”

Trevor Henley says he now plans to visit the bar every day.

“I might even branch out and try to enter other venues soon too. I just hope they use the same process, otherwise I’m stuffed. (laughs)

More to come.