The Valenzuela City government will implement a “no QR code, no entry” policy in establishments starting October 5 to make contact tracing more efficient.
According to Jun Veneracion’s report on “24 Oras” on Tuesday, residents and non-residents of the city will no longer have to fill out contact tracing forms.
Instead, they will just scan their QR codes generated through the “ValTrace” application to automatically submit their information to the establishments.
“’Pag papasok ka sa isang establisyimento, isa-scan na lang ‘yon, thereby number one, hindi ka na magwo-worry kung ‘yong ballpen na ginamit mo ay na-sanitize,” Mayor Rex Gatchalian said.
“Pangalawa, nakatago ‘yong mga impormasyon mo hindi lang nakapatong sa isang kahon na nandoon ‘yong mga papel. Pangatlo, ito sigurado kang naka-link ‘yong bawat scan sa aming database,” he added.
The information will automatically enter the database of the mega contact tracing center.
The implementation of the policy was supposed to take effect on November 16 but was moved to an earlier date following the request of the city’s contact tracers.
Under City Ordinance No. 783, Series of 2020, establishments who will violate the policy will have their permits revoked, undergo community service or pay fines.
“’Yong mga negosyo naman ‘pag hindi sila nag-scan, hindi nila tinupad itong ‘no QR code, no entry’ policy, maaaring ma-revoke ‘yong kanilang mga business permit at magsara ang kanilang mga negosyo,” Gatchalian said.
Meanwhile, customers who will fail to comply can be fined up to P5,000. — Ma. Angelica Garcia/DVM, GMA News