By Helen Castano | 09:34 PM January 19, 2021
At least 82,000 residents of Tagbilaran City have registered for the quick-response (QR) codes as part for the contact-tracing system of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Residents, workers and visitors of the city age 15 years old and above will be required to present digital or printed unique QR codes for scanning before entering offices and business establishments in the city.
As of January 7, 82,983 Tagbilaranons already got their respective QR codes, while residents from other municipalities in Bohol who applied for QR codes totaled to 13,563.
The QR codes are intended to systematize and hasten contract-tracing efforts on persons infected with Covid-19.
This system will help streamline the contact tracing process for confirmed COVID-19 patients by using the digital technology to identify possible close contacts, eliminating the traditional health declaration forms by using digital logs when entering public and private establishments.
Instead of writing your contact details on a piece of paper, the QR code can be shown to any establishments within Tagbilaran. which can be scanned using a mobile phone.
Once scanned and verified, the database will show the whereabouts of the individual in a certain establishment at certain time.
The system also flags individuals who are under quarantine. The scanner will send an alert to the establishment is an individual is placed under quarantine.
The QR code can be stored in your mobile phone or you can print it like an ID.
Mayor John Geesnell “Baba” Yap said that this is a major leap towards adjusting to the new normal.
“Aside from facilitating faster contact tracing, these QR codes can give our businesses the much-needed boost,” Yap said.
The CDRRM already deployed 448 verifier apps to business establishments within Tagbilaran.
QR codes registration is currently on the move in the City Hall Grounds and in designated stations in the 15 barangays.
Tagbilaranons aged 15 and up will be provided with a QR code.
The contact tracing system was developed by Revosys, a Tagbilaran-based developer.
The CDRRM has already deployed 448 verifier apps to business establishments in the city.