This will apply to interior spaces of cafes, restaurants and bars as well as theaters, gymnasiums, sports halls, swimming pools, etc.
It will not apply to terraces or outdoor dining and drinking areas, or well-ventilated cinemas.
For customers who don’t have a smartphone or don’t want to scan the code, they can leave their details in a paper journal instead. They must either scan the code or complete the logbook to enter the specified locations.
The paper format of this system was in place in France last year before the second national lockout in October.
France is expected to ease Covid-19 restrictions further on June 9, with the opening of indoor areas for restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as the reopening of gymnasiums and other sports halls.
France will also deploy health certificates via the Tous Anti Covid application, which will allow people to access major events of more than 1,000 people and will facilitate travel this summer.
You can read the health certificates in our article here.
How the QR code works
Customers will be able to scan the QR code using a tool called Signal, which is part of the All Anti Covid app. The app is free to download for Apple and Android phone users.
Upon entering the establishment, the customer scans the QR code via the Signal tool.
It records the place, date and time of their visit and this data is only stored on the customer’s phone.
The customer can leave whenever he wants without any other obligation. They will automatically be considered gone after two hours.
If someone tests positive for Covid-19, they should report it on the Tous Anti Covid app. It’s not an obligation.
Any user who reports that they have tested positive for Covid-19 will trigger the app to send a code containing information on all the places, dates and times of their visits to public facilities to other users.
Other users will not see information about where this user has been or what time.
You will be notified if a sent code matches any of your own information, within two hours.
For example, if you check in at a restaurant on the Champs-Élysées in Paris at 12:00 p.m. and another user, who subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, checks in at 1:30 p.m. on the same day, the first user will be notified via the app.
You will receive an orange or red alert.
If you spend time in a location where another client, who has tested positive, has been, you will receive an orange alert suggesting that you get tested for Covid-19, limit contact with other people, and monitor your symptoms.
If you spend time in a location where three or more positive cases have been detected, you will receive a red alert suggesting that you immediately self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19.
All data is erased after two weeks
The information will be completely anonymous. It will not store your name, age, address, etc.
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