Health pass, digital reminder book: the new functions of the TousAntiCovid application

Health pass, digital reminder book: the new functions of the TousAntiCovid application

These two tools will be available from June 9, announced the Secretary of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, Cédric O, in an interview with Parisian.

A test of the health pass at Orly, in the presence of members of the government.

After months of uncertainty, the health pass will be put in place. It will consist of several stages. From May 29, Health Insurance will provide all people who have been vaccinated with their vaccination certificate. This “QR Code” can be downloaded by connecting to the internet address or by calling his health insurance fund. The choice of the “QR Code” aims to eradicate the use of false certificates. In some vaccination centers, it is issued as soon as the vaccine is carried out. In this case, simply keep the sheet or flash this code so that it is integrated into the TousAntiCovid application.

The second stage will begin on June 9, with the entry into force of the health pass. Contrary to what happened last year, the TousAntiCovid application will play a central role in this new deconfinement. It will be equipped with new functions which must accompany the second stage of deconfinement. In published on Tuesday, Cédric O, the Secretary of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, details how these tools work.

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Thus, the health pass can be used in digital format in the TousAntiCovid application. It will be essential to have access to gatherings of more than 1000 people. It will include either the vaccination certificate, proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, or a Covid recovery certificate.

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The other novelty concerns the reminder book, made compulsory. From June 9, this device will return to restaurants, bars, gyms, and probably casinos. It can still be completed in paper form. The novelty comes from its implementation in digital form, supposed to be more respectful of privacy. This digital reminder book aims to inform people present in one of these places of a possible contact case. That is to say, the neighborhood of a third party who tested positive for Covid-19 afterwards. In its digital form, the notebook is a QR Code, to be scanned at the entrance to the places concerned.

Decree No. 2021-157 of February 12, 2021 amending Decree No. 2020-650 of May 29, 2020 has been validated by the Council of State. The purpose of this modification is in particular to allow the introduction into the TousAntiCovid application of a digital device for recording visits to establishments open to the public (ERP), in order to facilitate the information of people who have visited them at the same time. that one or more people who are contagious and subsequently diagnosed positive for Covid-19“, specifies the government.

Customers will choose between paper – at the risk of leaving their details in plain sight – or digital. Admittedly, there is no zero risk in IT, but “from a privacy perspective, this is the least intrusive solution», Considers a personal data expert, before adding «it’s much less intrusive than the information that can circulate on social networks!“. Professionals will have access to a TousAntiCovid Vérif application which will allow them to check the authenticity of the data provided.

The organizers of events or the places concerned by the health pass in France will not know this information“, specifies Cédric O. A way of respecting the privacy of the persons concerned. Presumed contact cases will receive an orange alert if only one person in a restaurant, for example, was positive for Covid and present at the same time as them. The alert will turn red in the event of multiple reports, and it will be necessary to confine oneself in order to limit the risks of a resumption of the epidemic.

Essential for travel, the health pass may not be enough to travel and avoid quarantines. Each country remains master of its policy, including in Europe, where an agreement is still awaited.