State to roll out VAX-Check tool

Members of the public register their names before the COVID-19 test at the FNU campus in Valelevu, Nasinu. Picture: ATU RASEA

Government will roll out the digital VAX-Check tool which will be made available to all workplaces, tertiary institutions, houses of worship, hotels, restaurants, cafés, cinemas, gyms, pools and tattoo parlours allowing them to open at 70 per cent capacity but only to fully-vaccinated persons.

In a statement, the Government said the above entities could apply to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport for an account to use the VAX-Check tool through the approved QR Code application.

Attorney-General and Minister for Communications Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said for entities such as the houses of worship that might need assistance to access the registration portals, they could visit the nearest Legal Aid offices.

“All these entities must have a QR code account and must verify the vaccination status of its patrons using the VAX-Check tool,” he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the VAX-Check tool would enable the approved entities to securely authenticate the vaccination status of their customers.

“If a digital record needs to be corrected, the tool has a function to real-time report the record to the data rectification team,” he said.

He said these entities would only be able to use the VAX- Check tool to check patron details, with their consent.

“These designated employees will have unique login credentials. The authentication process will include a multi-factor authentication system, which will add to the security of the login credentials. This will assist in investigation procedures.

“The VAX-Check tool will only be accessible to the designated officers of these entities during a specified period. For example, from 9am to 4pm, depending on the hours of operation.”

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