what use of the digital reminder book?

ALL ANTI COVID SIGNAL. On June 9, the paper or digital reminder book via the “Signal” feature of the TousAntiCovid application will be mandatory inside restaurants, bars and sports halls. How it works ? What data is recorded via the QR Code?

[Mis à jour le 31 mai 2021 à 13h18] TousAntiCovid Signal, the new functionality of the government application set up to fight against the spread of Covid-19 will be used, from June 9, 2021, to improve the tracing of contact cases, thanks to a QR Code, which will attend the interior of a bar, restaurant or gym.

Digital version of the reminder book that we were able to know during the deconfinement of last October, TousAntiCovid Signal “will accompany the different phases of the progressive deconfinement and will persist at least throughout the summer. The system will perhaps be reviewed in September depending on the evolution of the epidemic “, explains the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

But let technophobes be reassured, if the reminder book is mandatory, the digital application will not be the only way for customers to register, the paper version reminder book will continue to exist, made available to customers by customers. managers of restaurant, bar or sports halls.

But overall, this digital reminder book solution seems simpler, especially for professionals: “We were asking for this digital solution, it simplifies our work, there is also greater confidentiality of data and less contact with staff therefore better health security “, explains Serge Gaillard, president of the coffee-brewery branch of Umih (Union of hotel trades and industries).

Restaurants, bars or sports halls are required to display when their interior rooms reopen on June 9 a QR Code that customers will have to scan at the entrance of the establishment using the TousAntiCovid Signal application. Each visit to an establishment of this type is recorded for a period of two hours on the customer’s smartphone. LStaff working on site are registered for a period of 12 hours. All place and date of visit are stored on the smartphone. If one of the customers reports positive for Covid-19 in the application TousAntiCovid Signal, all customers who have frequented the establishment during the same time slot will then receive a notification, which can have two different colors:

  • Notification orange : you will receive it if you have attended the same establishment as at least one infected person. “The instructions are then to go get tested immediately, limit his contacts and monitor his symptoms,” said the government in a statement.
  • Red notification : you receive it if you have attended an establishment declared as a cluster by the regional health agency (at least 3 people detected at least). You will then be advised to isolate yourself and get tested.

Please note : the customer receiving the notification does not know in which establishment he came into contact, he only receives the date of potential contamination.

What is the QR Code used for in TousAntiCovid Signal?

The use of a QR Code considerably facilitates the way of relaying information on contamination cases. By integrating the QR code, TousAntiCovid allows its users to scan a code at the entrance of certain establishments: bars, restaurants, sports halls. If a person having passed through this place at the same time declares himself positive for the coronavirus in the following days, an alert is then sent to the other users.

All Does AntiCovid Signal protect personal data?

For those who are more cautious about the question of data, the government has assured that “no personal data is collected.” The QR codes generated by the establishments are crypto-identifiers which do not allow the name or the address to be found. places “, it is written in the press file communicated to the journalists. You will be neither” traced “, nor identified, but only informed”. In addition, the data will be erased after 14 days of the TousAntiCovid Signal application, approved by the CNIL (National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms). “When a person is alerted, TousAntiCovid users are neither informed of the name of the place where the risky contact took place nor of the identity of the contact person (this information does not exist on the server) “, is it added in this press kit. Since June 2, 2020, 14.7 million French people have already downloaded this contact tracing application allowing them to be alerted in the event of an encounter with a person contaminated by the coronavirus.

TousAntiCovidSignal or its paper alternative will only be required inside restaurants, cafes and bars, and in sports halls. “It will not be necessary to use a classic or digital reminder book on the terrace or in the cinema”, specifies the office of the Secretary of State for Digital Transition, Cédric O. “We have targeted poorly ventilated enclosed spaces where mask wear is not continuous and where the virus can be transmitted more than five meters away, as well as several hours after the departure of an infected person. “

The TousAntiCovid tracking application has a feature called “Carnet”. This notebook, which does not bear the name of sanitary pass but which represents it, allows you to store and quickly display, during checks, proof of a recent PCR or antigen test, a certificate of vaccination or natural immunity. at Covid-19. The stated objective is clear: to allow easier movement between countries, by speeding up and making checks easier during boarding at the airport and in ports.

Another goal of this notebook, to make fraud impossible, in particular with the falsification of negative test. Concretely, the operation of this new option is very simple, all you have to do is enter your information in the application, which will take care of generating a QR code that should be presented during checks and which centralizes all the data. In addition to the paper version given to people tested or vaccinated, these documents are available in digital version on the sidep.gouv.fr platform. It is on this platform that it is necessary to retrieve your information and transfer it to the Carnet feature of TousAntiCovid.

The digital health pass is stored in TousAntiCovid Carnet. The three different cases of the health pass are stored in TousAntiCovid Carnet, namely:

This is a way of simplifying the evidence relating to the holder’s medical situation in the face of Covid-19, and thus streamlining the checks on boarding or entering the premises of more than 1,000 people. Concretely, TousAntiCovid, after entering its information delivered by a certificate, displays a QR code, a kind of bar code, for a quick check. The health pass via TousAntiCovid is of course optional, the paper format of the health pass is just as valid.

The health pass (in digital format via TousAntiCovid Carnet, or in paper format) is compulsory from June 9 at the entrance to places with more than 1,000 people, but not in “open” and “circulating” spaces. From July 1, the health pass will be essential for traveling in the European Union.

On June 9, the reading app TousAntiCovid Verif will be deployed to control health passes. It will be downloadable and available to organizers of events or places of more than 1,000 people. When checking the health pass, they will see the name, first name and date of birth of the person concerned, and a green or red light to confirm access or not.

Another version will be downloadable, with restricted access, for airlines from July 1, for the control of health pass at the borderhe countries of the European Union and the Schengen area.

The contact tracing application works primarily via bluetooth. It allows a user who has tested positive to be able to alert the people encountered around him. The main idea ? Break the chain of transmission of the Covid-19. “When a person tests positive, they receive a one-time code with their test result. If they wish, they can then use this code to signal in the application that they have tested positive,” said the Ministry of Health, Olivier Véran, during the creation of the application. As for people alerted after encountering a positive case, they are invited to isolation and to be tested quickly. In addition to the new functionality “Carnet”, the user of TousAntiCovid can access all the information on his epidemiological situation or find all the screening and vaccination centers around his home.

The TousAntiCovid application is downloadable on all iPhones. To do this, simply go to the Appstore and download the application there.

Just like on Apple phones, the TousAntiCovid app is available on devices running Android. Nothing could be simpler: go to the Google Play Store.

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